This is so cool. I love that you showed each step and how it looked from beginning to end. And wow, I can't believe you only used those two tools! This is amazing, so realistic. I wish I could zoom in on it more, though, to see all the small little details!
I'll never understand how people are able to draw/ paint that realistic-looking portraits. But maybe I'm just to impatient, I'd give up at step 7, I guess. So thank you for this, it's kind of encouraging. And congrats on the DD for this stunning piece!