Teigrob: thanks a buch. =D
medium pace: thanks, what i did was to use a tourtillion very lightly after laying down the pencil lines very close together. and with that nose, i looked at it in a mirror and saw what was wrong.
ArlandoBattle: thanks, yea, i've been working on putting down some darker renderings. and color? i'm thinking about it. but i like the pencil, what can i say?
here's a pretty crappy update. it was mostly trying to limit myself on the lines. i just got carried away with that one hand because it was making me angry.