Hail conceptians fellows! Here I come in this 3-steps WIP which I'm developing through Photoshop and Painter.
I expect to end this colored so I'll claim your help.
Here we go!
sharpening up the shadow boundaries seems to be helping the clarity of the planes of the face... check the differences between the eyes - the lack fo a underlash on one eye seems to imbalance them...
My sketchbook is here