This is a painting I did recently to try to tackle skin tones, which I have yet to manage until this painting. But, I figure there is probably a lot of mistakes I'm missing so I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Here's the reference, which I clearly was not strictly following:
And my painting:
Also I realize that her nostril being pushed up without the presence of the hand makes no sense, but I kept it because it was crazy and funny looking.
Other critiques unrelated to the skin tone specifically are also welcome.
Lastly I was trying to get a likeness so if you have any thoughts on how I could have made it look more like the original photo's face I would appreciate that as well.