How did you get such great detail? Please tell. Did you use the circle method for skin tone? I'm asuming that paper quality for what your drawing is important. I just realized that the other day when i tried to use charcoal on normal paper.
This is one piece I simply can't stop looking at, better yet learn from. There is a lot of emotion connected, even when the story behind isn't revealed. The artist has been able to use great contrast in his works to great use hence showing so much depth and evoking strong emotions. Master, nice piece