Yep, it is late, I know. Anyways, my New Years Resolution is to continue to practice more and try to get into the academy in Summer! Towards that end, I did this small face study in Acrylics based on Ingres self portrait from 1850s. I also submit here a small step-by-step. The whole thing is based on this thread at conceptart.org. Click on it and see what the challenge was about. Cheers!
Soundtrack: ECD Direct Drive - The Ready Made All That Jazz Remix