first, thanks for giving me feedback :) then thanks, i'll keep that on mind, warmer tones on colouring and chin :P and also on the text. Text is one of the hardest parts of an icon to me .___.
and sharpening! #6 gave me a hell of a time, really, it was so blurry, and trying to sharpen it more made it look grainy, i hated that ._. about the texture, i used just one, the tiny grey text with the handmade line, maybe you got confused with the background of the photo? or next time i won't add any textures LOL anyway i agree, it's easy to exceed with textures :)