Thanks dude. I will try. I tend to subdue the whites to stop them popping out though. I think it is more to do with the contrast, like Doug said; pushing those darks more. I think then the lights will show up better.
I have been meaning to do a self portrait, I just put it off because I think I would quickly tire of looking at myself for hours.
If you are having trouble with the tonal values try using a photographers grey scale
to help match your values. If you get the chance try going over and checking out
rational painting http://rationalpainting.org/ some really great stuff. I would like to see
you take a couple of your earlier posts and add the darks and show everyone the before
and after pics.
Again, Good job!
I have just registered with rationalpainting and am awaiting a response. I may revisit my earlier drawings and do what you said, I will certainly be working towards deeper values in my next drawings. Thanks for the encouragement and tips.