Congratulations on 14 years of DTO.
I was allowed to participate in it for almost three years. It was a great time and I learned so much. You are a very good teacher. I hope that there will be live online classes again soon.
Today I drew a self-portrait with black and white charcoal on Newsprint Paper. For this I used a mirror.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to take a reference photo. This Reference photo was taken some days later and the light situation was much different. Even so, the angle is wrong.
But I think you can still give me suggestions for improvement.
First, with the help of the Reilly technique, I made a drawing of the contours to have the proportions correct and the parts of the face in the right place to you. Reilly is just one technique among many, but it helps me to grasp head threeminsionally. Then I drew shadows and light as if learned from you and refined the whole thing.
Greetings from Germany