Here's an update on my portrait. It's a slow process partly because I'm just not into this. The woman/mother in the portrait really took a lot out of me and shaken my confidence a little. I'm still plugging away and I'm starting to "feel" the passion come back. I hope it will start to show.
I am using a small tortillion to blend, it just feels natural for me. I've been practicing using circulism and Darrel Tank's technique for a tapered stroke but I always go back to tortillions because it just seems right for me.
I think I'm done with the mother and I've started one of the daughters.