I like that you have a lot of dark shadows in this. Personally, I used to be afraid of going to that level of shadow because it's so much harder to come back from, but having a drawing class in college and experimentation shows that those deep shadows can make a drawing that much more stunning.
Gotta love the extra character of smudged edges from the paper being textured and graphite coming off. If you ever get the chance, try grabbing a few sheets of really nice, smooth laser printer paper and draw on that. You might like it ;D. I have a sketchbook made of it, it doesn't smudge and I find that I can't stand textured paper anymore.
it doesn't smudge u say sounds like a plan i will try and find that then, and im glad you like that i have use dark shadows i like to try and give things more depth don't know if im geting it right though
thats rly good that u have been practicing alot ive been drawing alot too and improving on my anatomy more, my hands and feet are getting better XD haha, i probably have atleast 10 sketches that need submitting but im not rdy to put them up yet till all are complete n than ill have a gallery explosion XD !