Then.... Ah, even more feedback :) Thank goodness for friends that actually know what they are doing!
This is still a work in progress, but this is BASICALLY where this picture currently stands. I have gotten feedback and am going to work on improving it even more, so this is NOT the final product.
By the way, here are the reference photos I used to kinda get a jist on proportion & all that:
And yet surprisingly, it ends up looking a lot like me. Weird how that happens when I draw... I put a lot of myself into my work without really intentionally meaning to, and so in the end, I'm all but looking at myself.