Somebody mentioned on a thread that it was your birthday a few days before. When was it? Belated happy birthday to you!
The exercise was quite a struggle—not so much of the modelling factor but more of the large shapes and the likeness. I am never really satisfied with likeness (this applies to anything that I draw). But then I realise that one has to let go and move on to improve. I kept in mind what you said about adding more of the light half-tone to the sphere to make it turn further and applied the same to this statue. Do let me know what you think.