Great work. You have every right to be proud. You have really managed to draw it out and given it a 3-dimensional feel, and the shading is really smooth.
If I may come with a small bit of criticism, though, his left eye is a bit off and a bit light compared to the other one, which is more shadowed, making it deeper and more alive. Also the line at the chin does somehow not look right. Still, you have done a really good job
Yeah, the eyes are a tad sloppy and this I realize. I may still go back and tweak it, but I tend to be impatient. It's something I'm working on. Thanks you though. There is a line at the chin that is intended to be a scar, so maybe that's what's throwing people off. Trent's father threw him into the corner of a brick wall when he was maybe ten though, so I can't leave out the little souvenir from that skirmish...><
I love this picture for how real it really is..It may be a realism study, but I think one thing that really helps make this such a great piece is definite differences in tone and shadow. Great highlighting, but also you can really see progression and lines, and it's just really great. Plus, I love how you did his hair here, good show of density and such..
OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous! And with no references? You've really gotten to know human features. The only thing I would say, however, is the left side of his face looks a little lowered compared to his right. If this was what you were going for, you need to show a little more under the chin 'cause right now, he looks a little lopsided.