Really coming along nicely now. The eye is definitely on the creepy side.
I really like the decayed look from this side. I'm not really happy with the nose though.
The nose size is really the biggest visual clue to the amount of decay. Less nose = more decay. I think this one is a little too big.
You can see the eaten-away look under the cheekbone here. It really looks like flesh with the skin peeled away.
I really need to detail in some blood vessels. And he needs ears.
Definitely masculine. I'm not sure why.
And just for fun...
Add an eyepatch, and instant zombie pirate! Arr!
Okay, it's the wig from my halloween costume. I don't have any other hair here.