hey you've done a very good job there! you could get a little bolder concerning the shadows but your painting's softness has also its very own qualities. However, i'm having two little tips: the upper lip is usually either darker or lighter than the lower lip or gets dark towards the inside(depending on the light source). Then you've a added a shadow on the left and right side of the nose's bridge but almost none on the left/right side of the nasal wings nor the cheek bones - such small inconsistencies can already be percieved as "something being off". btw: I'm very sorry for my very late reply! :/
I've been having some pretty severe trouble w/ painting realistic hair...! I'm hoping I can pull myself through the frustration w/ your tutorial. Your results look very nice here, and the face being framed by the hair is a very attractive one; it compliments rather nicely
That looks great, on with a fantasy painting at the moment and the hair is giving me nothing but trouble! Only started painting in photoshop (cs3) last year so still getting used to it, more used to pencil and acrylics lol!