It has the essence of Rennisance - the sketchiness, the smudges, the angle and expression of the face. Tweak it into sepia tone, and you'd really give the impression of something old. Beautifully done.
i love this! life drawing is my favorite :3 you can really tell the difference in a piece if they used a photo, or life reference. I like how you lost the edge on the left, it gives the piece a nice feel