I asked my friend if I could do a portrait of her. She liked it so I'm satisfied.
I think I'll just keep it how it is
I dont really see the difference. Maybe if you linked to the old version so I could compare. If you have a reference photo of your friend I could help you more if you wanted.
I think the dither is working against you here. It makes it look like stubble on her chin, so I thought it was a guy at first.