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my second attempt at a self portrait, ill post my first one soon enough! this one is still in progress. and here is a brighter version
here is my monkey that I am working on as well
and some shapes
The only thing I have to say about the self portrait is that the nostrils look uneven--the one on the left looks set further from the nose than the one on the right does. Otherwise it looks fabulous.
For the monkey, I have no idea whether the anatomy is correct, but it looks good to me. My problem with it is the shading--some parts are very, very light, and other parts are very, very dark, and I'm not sure where the light source is. It looks like you aren't done shading it, though, so I don't think that will be a problem.
Now the shapes. They all look oddly rounded to me--like an eraser gets after awhile. Especially the cones; they need some sharper angles. Again, I'm not sure where the light is coming from. For example, the cone and sphere at the top of the sketch have a sort of puddle of shadow underneath them and no definite direction. For the blocks and cone at the bottom, judging from the shapes themselves, the light seems to be coming from the right, but by their cast shadows it seems to be coming from behind them, and there's an area of shadow between the left block and the shadow from the cone that should be lit.
First: if you have Photoshop, the "Brightness" and "Contrast" controls are your friends. File attached below. If you don't have Photoshop, there's open-source software called GIMP that has the basic functionality. Also, don't photograph your work indoors using flash—if possible, do it outside on a sunny day (possibly rare in Oregon, but outdoors on an overcast day will still give better results than indoors with flash.
That said, the work looks really good. The subtle modeling of forms on the face, especially, works really well. I'd recommend you spend some time rendering out the hair and the rest of the head to the same level of detail as the face—it'll look really great when it's done.