This thing i did for a study of human skin and eyes. Is a reproduction of a very lovely picture on deviantart by ~marielliott [link]
thus the credit doesn't go to me ... but to her...
Anyway i started this off by thinking i would try and replicate the eyes with Staedtlars (colour pencils) and then i felt like doing the skin around the eyes... and then i had started off doing the entire portrait, before my knowledge. I got tired when it came around to doing the hair though (it was one of those to-hell-with-this-shit moments). I messed it up a bit as u can clearly see... but then again the objective was not to replicate the entire thing (it is just something that i ended up doing unconsciously), but u'r free to throw in ur criticism nevertheless.
btw freckles are much much more tougher in colour than in pencil shading.... and i'm hating how i have a red incorrect underline for the word 'colour'