This was the starting point. Concentration on darkest spots here, and trying to get the color right. Something I'm doing different here that is quite freeing at this stage, is painting over the lines. you can see how the edge of her hair, and the edge of her face are indistinct. Something I would go back and focus on is shadow shape. My bad. some of it is there, but I put too much emphasis on tone instead of shape. Tone gets adjusted throughout, but the shape is the foundation. Something to remember for next lesson.
mmmwah! I just love painting. All of it. The whole thing is an amazing journey for me. Have a great day