I really love this and I love his expression.
love the softness of it and the blending is great too.
i'm so jealous, by the way, because in all the charcoal things i've ever been forced to do for all my art classes i can NEVER get away without a thousand fingerprints and smudges. KUDOS TO YOU because i don't see a single one!
haha, same here. I did a charcoal drawing last year and I actually got complimented on the fingerprint smudges when it was critiqued (even though I tried to erase them). So it's not always bad.