I did this in class. It's one of my more successful pieces. There is a lot to learn about the dimensions of the face, even when a strong light source is presented. Some of the shadows along the cheeks were enhanced to keep the image from going flat.
Also - to update on my life.
Things are better now. The things I was upset over have fallen into the background, and I have a greater respect and understanding for the way things are. To put it simple: Salute!