The more I do on this piece, the less I like it. Useful techniques learned though.
Sometimes it’s just as much about what you don’t like using or doing as what you do. For example, the layers that make up her skin work for me as does the shape and layout of her eyes; the method and media for doing her eyes really don’t.
I was thinking I was kind of channelling Modigliani, but looking again at his work I’m less sure why I thought that.
Perhaps it’s a skin tone and lengthy neck thing. Look at those divine colours and compositions. Ahhhh.