I think your style and this delivery of your style is beautiful as always, but I think what stops short for me is the composition. The face is so close up, filling the whole image, that I don't feel compelled by it as a whole. Also it looks like the face is clearly feeling something emotional, but I don't feel the emotion as the viewer. I honestly thought this was a cropped image from a bigger piece, because it seemed strange to me that nothing else was going on. I feel underwhelmed. I hate saying this because your artwork is so amazing and I've never disliked a piece, but because you mentioned disliking it yourself I thought I would give my response. I know I'm not one to talk, I'm still a fledgling, but as a general viewer I thought maybe you'd appreciate the feedback. Feel free to disregard it!