Originally posted by drquinn
I'm sorry no one answered your first post until now
If it's not too late:
Your Off to a good start. While adding highlights, look at also adding shadows and using more vibrant colors.
Deepen/Brighten up the yellow to make it more flare which is what I get from looking at the black and white.
The eyebrow looks highly raised compared to the black & white, was that intentional?
Nice work on the hat, I would punch up the yellow on that as well, but your roses look dandy.
I did add in the curls and highlights but I didn't like that so I smoothed it down to subtle highlights with out the curls, and the nape of the neck so it didn't look so flat I trimmed in and added whisps.
Initially the eyebrow was not as arched, but with the eye placement it just didn't look right so I added the arch to it.