I actually like the way you stylize your own portrait to make it unique than the original. I especially liked the contrast of both pictures. the photograph has a nicely captured black mood while the portrait has a more lighter tone.
hah! I like this a lot, the title made me think, it added depth to the artwork before I even got to look at it. Overall, I enjoy the shading contrasts between the background and the hair, it's very crisp and even, yet fuzzy enough to avoid being obtrusive. The way the hair waves in the drawing looks light and natural, pleasing to the eye.