This time I made no lines for change. The reason for me starting with rough sketch this semester was to avoid anatomy flaws later on in painting and also to see how the character of strokes changes. When you already have all the important scary parts drawn in lines, you can lay colours there like a pig, not worrying about anything. the opposite approach can be judged here. The expression is super smooth and Its easy to slip into soft shapes which doesn’t hold together somehow. I have done this mistake many o’times. What works here well are the “blocked out” shapes with minimum texture. You have the face, the hair and the neck. These are distinct by value and color and most importantly by the sharp edges, (Hair on forehead, shadow under jaw), that stands even more against the soft nature of the rest of the painting.
However I did have to use "liquify" at the end because proportions were off a bit.
Also gave up painting the dress pattern right from the beginning. But I thought it would be too plain without it. So a quick photo took care of it for me. not sure if this is the right thing to get used to though.