Final Fantasy artworks are always really hard to do because of the realistic portrayal of all the characters. So at first, I applaud your attempt.
However, for a sketch like this one, you have to observe the original picture very carefully. If there isnt a source image, then that's even more difficult to draw.
The shape of the face is alright, but I feel you could have done more justice to the eyes. The hair deserves a fair bit more volume and tone. You could always try using two or three mediums of pencil. It always helps. Also, blending comes best on A4 paper for soft pencil sketches..
Facial shading is pretty good, but I would like you to note the shape of the nose and the cleft under it.
Overall, I believe a few improvements would really help you enhance your art. The artwork shows potential! i like the effort you put into it, but a bit more technique would really bring it to life! So good luck!
lol, i felt the same way when i found out about it. I happened upon it while watching videos on ideas on smudging since i only knew you could smudge with your finger, and i felt like that was a terrible way of doing it since the smudging didnt come out right. Also, if u put a piece of paper over the paper you are drawing on, you have a place to put your hand where you can avoid accidental smudging while still getting in for those tough details.
I forgot to add, I thought I made her to dark. Sorry I forgot that. Again the hair I'm slowly learning how to do that. As for anatomy yeah I know that one. Again most of these are experiments. I'm trying to see if I can blend correctly. No I usually use colored references. Thank you for the feedback.