Other than being 128x128 this... actually I'm not 100% sure this follows C64 mcol mode restrictions but it's close enough for my purposes.
CSDB page here.
Your black and white study was excellent. It was a really great idea to keep those expressive lines.
Very cool. I love the dynamic lines in the hair. You really captured the feel of your initial pen study. Really great lighting too.
Haha, perfect preview! :D
The doublewide pixels were a great choice!
Love the lighting and the wide pixels give it old school authenticity.
Great texture on the hair and smooth lighting! Love it!
The portrait is amazing. I also unintentionally tried to imagine taking a selfie with c64 :) Bonus challenge! (is that even technically possible?).
Love the harsh lighting on the hair! The waviness going on with the hair is great. Your mastery of the C64 palette is on full display with the blending going on here ^^