OK, so I've not taken good advantage of this site for its resources and quality feedback cept when I have a final image to show. I've never saved a step by step of any painting either, so bare with me as I put all this up.
Basically these are the steps up to where I am now in the painting..from sketch, to early colour application, to adjustments to contrast and skin. There's even a close up of the face detail. I have yet to start work on the background. Whatever suggestions , no matter how nit picky, are most certainly welcome