lots of head studies with great improvement - now I know why you told me to work on the same thing I will be getting to that once I try and render this contest piece! I would just say to make sure you study the most basic planes fo the face and keep those in mind as you render - sometimes its just being able to see and suggest the major shifts (like the front of the head, to the side plane and the angle it is on) can make it more solid and 3D feeling.
I thought the previous full figure painting (seated) was nice, and the pencils up top here definately show some confidence!
Beware of the brushstrokes that stand there without following the 3d surface.They break the 3d form.It may be cause of the brush.it just seem a little rough there
Keep up the good work mate !!!
Jakers: thanks for critic !
kingkostas: well , i didn't noticed. I used i chalk brush for the hole rendering, it was new to me since i used very short brush strokes. i should tweak the brush to follow direction and try.
Dizon: usually i don't care too much about likeness but someone gave an advice to try sometimes just to check. Thanks for help !
another star study, that was quick 1 hour and half (for me)
i stopped before going too detailed and mess it (even i see many things i could work on)