Mary Klundt 1/3. I think that this is an interesting concept as a graphic. I really like the collision of the lines as well as the very simple break down of the picture. It may be a little saucy, but I still think that this is an interesting take on an image.
References for various fundamental things - composition, balance of details etc. I don't have sources for most of these as its something that was lying on my hdd for a while, but you should be able to look it up through google images.