I knew a guy
who used to be in vaudeville ... one of his standing one-liners was -
"how do you spell 'friend?' ... R-A-T."
Either that was his experience in show biz ... or he just wanted to crack people up.
I didn't know him well enough to get his real take on it.
And as a new member to WC ... I haven't seen enough of your work to get a handle on your style.
So I will give you my take on "'t-e-a-r' this to pieces ..."
my thoughts are ... I'm seeing the artistic influence of Margaret Keane - https://www.keane-eyes.com/about-margaret/
as an emulation of her work this is not bad ... and why not - she was a pioneer in her chosen style.
And she is still at it today... better than ever.
If I should advise you - well - I'm seeing you already have an eye for line and form.
That is why it puzzles me what you did with the subject's nose.
Only you know why you did it the way you did. Because anyone who could draw the chin form the way you have
could draw the nose any way they want.
So to review this work - in short - it seems to me ... you might be holding back your best work from review.
I can tell from the dimensions of this face that you already know quite a lot about the general measurements
of portraiture ... as the shadows within and across the eyes neatly fall into the right place.
So - when it comes to 'hard truths'
... it would help to have a handle on - just what direction do you want to take with your art.