This works captures well all the unified elements of a solid foundation in art training,anatomy,three dimensional modeling,sensitive use of surface line and texture,light and dark values and composition.
All the elements work in harmony,none overpowering another. the result is an EFFORTLESS expression,nothing forced,nothing contrived. A GOOD role model for all budding art students,and a very good piece to STUDY thoroughly...
starting on middle toned paper and having to work up to white and down to black can make such a huge difference in quality as opposed to starting on white paper and working in just one direction