Finished - 4/21
Finished! Time to complete was 9 days, probably around 30 hours. After coating the piece with fixative, and letting it dry, I did some color correction throughout, and then final detail work. I always try to avoid using black until the very end; it's my trump card for values, and once I play it, I can't go any darker. You can see how the hair has more definition from where the blacks were introduced. I'm happy with how it turned out - I really wanted something softer, which worked with the waxiness of the Neocolors, to have a more painterly feel to it. Now I just need to mat it with a backing and place it into a plastic sleeve. If you like it, you can bid on it at the CPSA Silent Auction, which is July 29th at the 18th Annual International Exhibition in Santa Clara, California.
Here's the progression side by side: