Pretty cool :) Only thing is I wish the horizontal brushstrokes at the bottom of the canvas were vertical to go with the rest, or you had some horizontal strokes in the top part or in other spots as well.
Yeah some of the lines bother me too. I also don't like how it's darker on the edges than in the middle, it should be more evenly distributed light/dark strokes. But it was fairly "random" in that i wasn't focusing too much on where to put them, I was going more for a texture than a color effect which I don't normally do. :) Thank you for your comment! I totally appreciate it.
Wonderful, you have a good grasp on facial proportions and shading.
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