I just finished a basic layout for a self portrait. I did this in about ten minutes waiting for my drawing class to start. I don't see any huge problem with the anatomy, but I'd like an anatomy critique before I put down the color and realized something is horribly misplaced. So any help you can give me on anatomy would be greatly appreciate. Oh and I know the hand needs serious work. You can just ignore it. I was just in a hurry and suggested the hand but it came out with sausage fingers and too wide and just plain wrong. I"ll fix that before I touch it with color.
Also, what is the best way to lay down color with chalk pastels so that everything doesn't turn to a brown muddy mess. I don't smear my pastels but never the less it always turns out all smeary and brown and dirty looking right after I go beyond the stage where I currently am.