I've drawn throughout my life, but I've never really drawn anything that could amount to much in the long run because it has always been on notebook paper, but now I'm taking an art class in school, so I thought I should go ahead and post what I'm currently working on so I could possibly get advice.
Currently my first assignment is to draw a face in order to get the hang of gridding, and my teacher let me choose one, so I chose Phil Collins' face from the album art of Face Value.
My work thus far
I've gotten some advice from classmates and my sister, who is much better at this stuff than I am.
I intend for the stubble to get a putty eraser, press it down on those shaded areas along the cheeks, and lift it up so I can get an uneven look to the shading.
NOTE: It's not that I was always exactly bad at drawing, it's just I've never really refined my "style" or what have you, so getting all this down is still kinda hard for me, but I think I'm doing OK so far.