Most of these faces look unfortunately dead and lifeless. I made the beginner mistake of sacrificing energy for the sake of attempting accuracy.
I drew over Glen Keane's Rapunzel sketches to try to get a good idea of how he was distorting the face to really get that powerful expression. In some cases I altered what he drew depending on what I was feeling when I channeled the emotion of the expression, as opposed to just blindly tracing,
More dead faces.
I think I learned my lesson a bit with the hands. Still have a really long way to go but at least they don't look so mechanical and lifeless.
I was planning on posting my progress every week, but my time to continue doing this will be limited because I just signed up for James Paick's Environment Design class! The CGMA classes have a pretty good rep, and I've heard nothing but fantastic things about James Paick's class in particular, so I'm super excited to get started. Ryan Lang highly recommended it in his demo, which pretty much was the final push for me to get on that.
And finally, here's a random doodle that has inspired a whole new project!