I used values for my technique. In case you didn't know this picture is of Cardi B the stripper hoe who's a upcoming rapper. i wanted to practice on realism because i wasn't very good at drawing people or to be more precise i wasn't good at making people look like real people. i also practiced using dark values because in the past i would be "afraid' to go to dark but now that i've learned more i've found out that dark areas help make pictures better and more realistic. Proportion was very important when it came to drawing this because i had to make sure the face was lined up and each feature was the right length away .My end result didn't turn out how i wanted because the face was a little to long and the cheek was to low and i felt like my shading was kinda rough and sloppy. But i think this is a somewhat successful picture its the closest i've gotten to drawing the exact image of a person and i'm proud. .