Hey Ninjac, great sketchbook so far. That portrait is coming along really well; the eyes and nose are just great and I love the texture you've got going on the cheek. I'm kinda confused by the alignment - it feels to me like the vertical line (chin, lips, nose) is slanting to the right just a tad (while the eyes are almost perfectly horizontal). Not totally sure though. Oh and the tree EOW in post #359 turned out great. I love the tree itself; the texture of the foliage up top and the shadow obscuring the branches underneath looks wonderful. For a little crit, the roots coming down the side could use a little more tonal variation. When they curve down, away from the light source, the value on their lit side should dim a little to emphasize their position in space. The ones on the right have a nice color gradiency, but almost no tonal changes.