I tried changing up the face again, and went with a bonier, more defined face but it just ended up looking older, despite a few male models who look like this (ad who are undoubtedly in their early 20s, max). Guess it doesn't translate as well with my drawing skills.
Plus I wasn't really into drawing. I got news late last night about the passing of a dear aunt, the last connection I have to my late mom, and it's beein weighing heavily on me. Life barrels on (and off). Le sigh.