Full of errors.
The overall quality of this image is quite limited, as it's either the camera quality, or the image itself, which is of poor quality. I'm not sure if it isn't both, to be honest. If you're going to take a picture of a piece such as this, lie it down flat and get the camera balanced, to minimise shake. Most modern digital cameras have an auto focus, which they use, but this one seems not to have used it, or to have the settings switched off for it.
Your idea about using the writing alongside it would have been great, had either have been of good enough quality. Saying that a soldier fought in the Cold War would be like someone trying to pretend that they were in the SAS. There was little-to-no actual combat during that period of political and military tension, it was all a big stand-off, regarding who was going to launch nuclear weapons at the other. Fortunately, neither of them did. I'm playing the BS card.
On to the drawing, which is clearly a face that has seen abuse over the years. I can see the age lines, the bags under the eyes from lack of sleep, plus the bruising that you've added around the eye. I have no idea about the massive black void beneath the smiling mouth, so that's pure confusion, as with the wispy grey around the chin - if he's homeless, think of it along the lines that he's less likely to be able to shave at all, so hair on the cheeks and upper lip as well. The mouth seems too uniform, with perfectly square teeth, although they are yellowed and some of them are black, as if to portray cartoon gaps. Perhaps with the light on the front of the face, you would be able to see a tongue, or some of the inside of the mouth behind them?
The colouring is messy, as if you have attacked it from all angles, which does take away from the quality of the piece, as if you were rushing it. Take your time, spread the colour evenly, in the same direction (side to side, up and down or diagonally, but not a mix of all three) and the piece will look better. You've got a bloody smear under the guy's nose - why not have some sort of stain from the corner of the mouth, that was wiped away with the back of a grubby sleeve in the immediate aftermath of the fight?
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It's ok. I like the story, it adds character to the drawing, knowing that he is real. And dude, get a scanner. Your art would be so much better with one.
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