Trust all is well with you in New York.
I rewatched your toned paper tutorial and got a lot from it.
Had problems with the value structure on this one. What value to assign the toned paper and the use of the white particularly.Also, maybe I went too dark? I made the decision to tone down the ear because it had highlights in it which didn’t look balanced. I also missed the likeness- I think because of the distance from the nose to lips and the shapes around the lips.