I worked a bit more on my faces and wanted to share the outcome. I like that by posting pictures, I have a concrete way to see progress. It is easy to forget what you did and when you did it, so this really helps me stay on top of my goals. I am really liking this particular piece, even if it is just for practice. I can see several places that need changes and I still need to do the detail work on each face, but I am holding off until I get all 5 faces with the initial layers. Once that is done, I plan to work on each face individually to add the finishing touches and then to work on the piece as a whole to unify it and make it all work together.
I am also still working on my dark-skinned face, but I am in the stage where I have to look at it for a while to decide what I do like and what still needs to be done. I hate that I have to think so much when I paint, but that is how I am so I'll just go with it.
I am also in the mood to make more art dolls with paper clay now that I am taking the pottery class. I really like the feel of making something with my hands--taking a lump and turning it into something else.
I am still working on the portrait of my dog, Satchmo, also. I will show you my progress soon!