I found this fabulous book called Layered Impressions: A Poetic Approach to Mixed Media Painting. The first project is Called Every Face Tells a Story and it was so interesting to work on! It really helped me get over my fear of working in different values – mainly lights, shades, darks.
I ended up cropping the actual work because the eyes, nose, mouth part just seemed more powerful to me.
Here are both versions. I need a name for it. Any suggestions?
And the original: