I've been working on this for a while, due to the fact that it's oil paint on canvas and so takes forver to dry. Plus I've never actually used oil paints before so it's been interesting.
Today it reached the point where I'm happy with the contrast & the rendering & colours & balance. It looks a bit dodgy in the photo but the canvas looks good. Theres my DIY sketchbook again on the left.
Here's the face. Many layers have been applied.