During a critique where I showed my classmates my work so far for feedback. It was a lot more positive and enthusiastic, it seems as if I am definitely going in the right direction. Someone also suggested having a look at Julian Opie’s work to inspire me. Se below for a few examples. I like the boldness and simplicity value of his work, especially in places like the mouth shape and hair detail. I think I will try to incorporate this into my image and give it a go to see if it works.