Looking back, though. I realized that I hadn't really gone into depth with the charcoal. Maybe I'm too afraid to go further in with my mediums. So, I tried to work things out a bit more with my next piece.
This is my first '21 year-old piece,' a picture of Croma, from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. I like the character, but I think that I prefer her costume even more. I am very fond of wizard hats and long sleeves/robes, like a kid who can't fit his big-boy gear. tykes.
This time I exercised with my charcoal pencils even more, and even started blending with a napkin, as opposed to using my fingers. After starting with the hair, I realized that I needed to keep everything else in a shade that would differ from it. I guess it turned out well. (tykes, tykes)