Of course the neck and the neck shading was the first to go down. I have worked from the background to the foreground.
Now I can add the facial details.
It is extremely important to be accurate. There is nothing worse than a portrait that doesn’t look like the person….!!!!!
Added to that, you will notice that I have cut the pieces in a "Fussy" manner. Rounded or straight pieces look false…
I’m actually painting with fabric, so in reality I don’t want a childlike image… I want a realistic image.