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Hello guys
This is a portrait ive done Charcoal on 9x12 in paper.
Would love critiques :) 

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This is great, you have a really good understanding of edge and values so it reads really well, I love how you've gone for softer edges in the dark areas so that all the attention is drawn to the well-rendered face. Maybe try and get more three dimentionality in the beard, as the hair gets further away from the face the mass of hair gets thinner so more light passes through it, there would be a more contrasted change in value from face to tip. you have done it a bit but if there was more variation there it would stand out. maybe add some light reflecting in the eye just for a final detail too?