Your use of desaturated colours, as always creates a deeper sense of emotion in your portraits. This artwork is no different. Its wonderfully emotive and captures the eye perfectly. What it does better than anything else, which a lot of people who try and follow your style miss, is it holds your eye. It is difficult to pry myself away from your artwork because there is so much to see and so much to be amazed by. Your use of line is nothing short of absolutely spot on! adding the lines create a wonderful added depth to your image. This piece is both peaceful and relaxing to look at, but still very dynamic and stirs something in me to want to go out and do something amazing. Your style is unlike anything I have ever seen. Sure there are some that mimic it, but you have the bar way to high and the technique down to a "T".
Just as an added note, you, in my opinion, are one of the best artists out there. One of my top five favourite in the world who still live today (each having a different style so I can't pin them down further than 5). You are one of the artists that inspired me to pick up my paintbrush again!
Thanks for this critique, you've picked up on what for me is the essence of what I try to do- fascination with the drawn line and the emotional connection that I try to achieve betweent he work and viewer. So for that a huge thank you, as for encouraging you to paint, that's the icing !!