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Further progress on Brendan’s portrait. I put this down for a bit to work on some other ideas, and now I’m gearing up to finish it. I have just about finished rendering the face, ( I think ) and need to work up the rest of it. The shirt seems a little over-bright but that needs at  least one more layer of color yet, and of course the wall and curtain are still relatively unfinished. All in all it’s coming along well.  It was important to capture his expression and the mood of the moment, which was a little mischievous and playful, and I feel that I have done that. Now I just have to place him convincingly in his environment.