I love what you did with the hair too! I've been trying to figure out what to do with mine and I'm inspired by yours.
Thank you! I liked the fabric pattern so much that I used it, even though it's darker than my hair. So you might want to search your stash with an eye for the pattern above the color.
Can this lesson be used to make a boy portrait? My family has lots of boys.
Sure, why not? If you left out the necklace on mine, it would look like a black t-shirt. Make the lips lighter, cut the hair to look like your boys' hair (and add ears if necessary), etc and there you go!