Don't take it the wrong way but it seems like the shading is way too dark. It looks like a gorilla with handguns.
Etching shading always gives off that hairy kind of look. The camera also doesn't really help either because it doesn't capture the lighter parts. I used my droid phone to take the picture.
That makes more sense. Not trying to be critical, it's a hell of a lot better than I could ever hope to do.
No problem. I get DESTROYED by my art teacher during critique. I just started using etching too these last couple of drawing. I used to shade using my fingers and rubbing the charcoal lol. Now I just apply lines (etching) the darker the parts the more lines and then as you go out it gets lighter.
GT- EndingEye - Patriots, Lakers, Dodgers, Galaxy & Kings Fan Kobe Bryant 81 points V.S. Toronto Raptor 1/22/06 Historic