I know this isn't perfect and the proportions off, but this is the first time I've ever tried drawing a photorealistic face and I'm damn impressed with myself. This was all drawn with a Kuru Toga mechanical pencil. I absolutely love that pencil, but I had no idea I'd be able to sketch with it as well.
I began with the eyes. This was my third attempt at drawing eyes. I used an online tutorial to help with the eyes. One of her eyes unintentionally ended up being lighter than the other, so it looks like she has heterochromia. I'm about it.
I tried using a tutorial for the nose to avoid giving her a pig nose, but I didn't like any of the guides online, so I winged it and just shaded until it looked good to me. I loosely used a guide for her lips. The hair leaves much to be desired, as does the hair in the two subsequent faces I've drawn (to be uploaded later), but that's okay.
I had no idea I had this ability and don't know where I developed it. In the past, I could barely draw a stick figure. I think my photoshop composites have helped because I am hyperfocused on blending and shading, which is necessary for traditional artwork. Either that, or I had a stroke.
I'm a little embarrassed to post this here when compared to the amazing artwork posted on this site, but I'm proud of it considering my past abilities, or lack thereof.