Happy I can inspire people to paint and draw. Some quick notes. Overall good value groupings.
Don't be afraid to lose the drawing and edges. You can always bring em back. Even though you're
working from a photo don't just try and copy. As a painter, you have a unique ability that the photographer does not have.
You can edit on the fly. You can still retain likeness while changing the image. What
do you want to say? What's you're intent. Once quick thing you can think about is the idea of simple, vs
complex. Right now, the hair is complex and the face is complex. By simplifying one you can draw more attention
to the face right away. You can also go the other route. Make the hair complex and make the face simple. This will
make the face look a lot softer.
Hope this helps. Keep rockin!