oh wow man you've outdone yourself. Very nice job. While you may think you are lacking in the hair, I think it does work so it's not completely bad. I do kind of wish the clothes had a few more features to them other than a solid colour but other than that this is a very good piece man. Keep it up!
It seems like it keeps the same opacity all the way through. It sets the shape of the nose, but it looks awkward; you could try smoothing the edges of the shade around the septum so that the contrast with the base skin color is subtler.
No, I've just been to real artist studios before, painters really keep working on paintings for a long time, constantly adding things until they're certain they're done. I guess I mean that nothing's final until you think it is.
Yea well I'm done with this one. I need to figure out a more solid technique for doing hair. I also want to start doing pictures out of my imagination instead of based off pictures because that'll be a lot more fun/interesting.
I think that's a little too overly self-critical. Considering your usual portfolio of work, I think this is an exceptionally great step into expanding your range of skills. It's often said that you can gain a better appreciation of art if you sample its many flavours, techniques and nuances - something which you seem to be embracing with gusto.
I think this is great work - and you should move away from over-analysing the details and concentrate more of the parts you've done really well with - the lighting and specularities in particular are superb in this, and give the model a beautiful, glowing aura. I really like this - and it's nice to see you trying your hand out at other styles, but certainly doesn't detract from the reality that your animation skills are tremendously accomplished as well!