It doesn't look as though much work has been done, in the past few days, but there has been a lot of correcting going on. Twice, the layers of pigment have been removed, using blu tak. This was because the skin texture didn't have the fine quality that I was aiming for.
Another issue has been the colour of the skin. The photo is very red and the shadowed areas don't show a pleasant hue in the photograph so I am having to modify the colours, using experimentation as I go along. This is where good photographic reference materials and experience come in handy. In this case, I particularly liked the photo and there was no possibility of recapturing the moment, as the baby is now 19 months old. I haven't got to the stage of giving up on this portrait, yet, but I must admit that it is giving me more challenges than I anticipated.
Can you see the differences between this picture and the previous one? What do you think?