Since I had no idea what I was doing, I decided to pick a subject that would be seen as adorable by my critics, bwa ha ha ha! I would have made her hat enormous, but I ran out of paper. Anyhow, definitely an interesting exercise. I'm not sure I did it right. I made her head and eyes big, but I had a hard time picking out other features to emphasize or de-emphasize.
I thought you did the assignment in exactly the right spirit. Your touch is just enough, it doesn't look over worked, its fresh.
YARRRR MATEYS!! She is a little pirate...a little pirate brat! This is great. It looks like she's turning her head to fit inside the page like it was a container that was too small for her.