this is extremely sad indeed, makes me want to cry, and makes me want to use the 'liquify tool' on it as you should. Much better though, try some simple levels adjustments as you go.. Hey look at this guy painting Michael Jackson...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b18LOHBjyucWorth it simply for blowing yourself away..
Thank you Phill! I'm working on my new sketches at the moment. And I will take a look at the video you gave me link for! (: