Not a bad likeness, but it reminds me of Hans Solo stuck in that carbon block, with all those shattered crystal things around the head. My guess is that it is some sort of stenciling or tracing. That can be valid, as art, or not -- depends I think on the spirit in which it is done (god, that sounds like hooey). If it's just to make a quick easy image that looks exactly like the subject, and nothing is added, that's not much. But then there's the art of Henry Darger (check this guy out -- crazy lonely janitor who painted and wrote his whole life and showed/told no one -- sheer genuis), who didn't think he could draw (he could), so he traced his images, but his compositiona and use of color are wonderful, weird, amazing, highly imaginative, and so out there. Which this painting of Buk is not (apologies to the artist).