This was already pretty finished value-wise...but I wanted to take it a few steps further.
I'm a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to capture his expression that well (probably because I overdid the values). He ended up looking more fierce and less vulnerable/innocent than the original. I'm not sure how long this painting took, I was working on it while doing a million other things at once. I didn't pay much attention to the hair or areas under his face. On a lighter monitor, you can slightly see the other side of his face but my monitor is dark so I didn't bother.
Unfinished piece I started working on last night. I'll be paying more attention to the hair for this piece. Will update this entry when the piece is finished. I might also go back and fix the first one.
11/10 Update! Finished!