On the easel

hair filled in, glazes added I've shaped her face more, started giving it texture and freckles. Also blocked in her hair for the most part.

face shaped, eyes defined, nose ring added

Lots of little detail stuff here that might not show up well in a photo- defined her eyes and chin, added more freckles, adjusted her lips.

The biggest bugger in this stage was her nose ring- of all things. A steel post was too contrasty with her skin tone- it became the highlight of the image and- it being steel, didn't have much reflection. Last thing I wanted this to be was a painting about an unfortunate metalic growth on her face, so I had to ditch that. Went for gold instead which isn't too contrasty and has a nice shine to it.

ahh. bettah.

Part 1

Part 2