Not bad at all WAI! the studs are not so hard you just have to keep the light source in mind. You render like I do. I prefer to render. My philosophy is to make it as real to a photo as I can get it, and that's just my M.O. I really like this! Just watch the lips, work from the inside out and avoid the lines at the outer edges, something I did alot when I was young too.
I need to start drawing again. Problem is, I wonder how much what my dog Bella did to me in a fit of seizure is going to play into my style. My handwriting is ruined. She bit into my thumb while I was trying to put pills down her throat and she started seizing again. The sound was that of a done biting into a chicken bone. I had to still use that thumb to write while it healed and since then, my thumb has the fexiblity but I've lost the natural way I would hold a writing instrument and shall have to retrain myself.
Sketches like Becks does is different but she does capture the emotion and expressions very well.
Where AmI wrote:
Here is a picture I did a few years back from an old photocopy. I later found the original picture and the closed hand is wrong. The whole drawing is not completed: the metal studs and the chain are hard to make.