I’m finally back to working on this. I only have about a month to get it finished so there will be more frequent updates.
I added another layer of colour on the background. I’m not sure what the final colour will be. I think a warm grey but that may change as the portrait is worked on. I put a wash over the skin colour and the shirt. This just covers the intimidating white paper and let’s me see where everything goes. It’s just the first washes and very rough.