Oi! Believe it or not, this is my first legitimate realism attempt, and I have to say I surprised myself. Starting out, I was like, "okay, this is alright." then halfway through, I nearly shred the drawing to pieces and set the whole damned thing a-flame, but after I got the eyebrow in, I realized it isn't all that bad at all. Yes, yes, there are a few kinks and dents in it, but I really did put my all into it. I have to be satisfied with it regardless, because I did throw an entire two hours of my fleeting adolescent life into it.
This is Vivien Leigh, best known from "Gone With the Wind" as Scarlett. I DID use a reference, for the first time ever, and it feels a lot like cheating... though my artistically experienced family members sort-of-kind-of-tried-to convince me it wasn't.
Now I just need blending stubs. According to my mother, that's how you most easily achieve photo realism. Mother's Advice... yes. I must take note of this and treasure it. Because I actually agree. My shading IS pretty choppy. xD