Oh, thats something new man! Love the painterly feel on this one.Be careful with using neutral grays, because they could easily flatten out your image and dull even your saturated colors.
Hey Mark, that's a good spot, thanks man.
Its a great start. I would just watch out for the saturation levels on the face. Mostly concentrate them around the ear, nose and cheek areas. If its a study from a photo, take some liberty in "making it work" without the reference. Drapery is great, that's something I need to work in. Awesome!
Thanks Ed, my weakness spotted :P lol I struggle with colour so I'm just trying to improve on it. Thanks for the comment, I'm gonna work on it. ;)