...Incredible. May I ask how long you've been doing this sort of thing for? It's just I'm trying to aim towards being a professional at realism and I know I have a long way to go yet, but I'd like to see how long it takes to be good enough to make a living out of it.
How long it takes to draw, depends on the individual. How long it takes to learn: The yearning to draw and imitate life, the faster you will get better at it. Making a living out of it. Reasonable. But to be a professional. You'd have to work hard.
I know what realistic is, and this is definitely NOT that - it's something better! Love the expression and the attentions to the details of the expression i.e. the wrinkles in the forehead, the slight arch to the eyebrow. Awesome!