After weeks of work, a bit of carelessness resulted in near disaster, today. Usually, I am very careful to keep the picture clean but, sometimes, I get complacent as these types of issues have been so rare for me. Today, however, I managed to get greasy prints on the shoulder of the adult and they looked terrible! Large and ugly, I wasn't sure how I was going to mask them.
Immediately, I stopped work on the face and set to fixing up the problem that I had made for myself. With a little changing of my original plan, I was cautiously optimistic that I could camouflage my careless handling of the project. The photo shows a white sleeve, with grey and lavender shadows. I have had to wing it to get a realistic effect, as I wasn't able to copy my reference photo as closely as I had originally intended.
So, what do you think? Are the flaws in the shoulder noticeable or have I got away with it, this time?