Carrying on with the greys and deepening the features and shadows, which helps to create the illusion of a three dimensional mask.
The masking was removed also. I'm not satisfied with the white spaces the masking left behind, they don't quite match my vision for the painting.
The next changes I will make are to the white areas, they will get tidied up and subtle reminisces of Egyptian heiroglyphs will be added.
Tomorrow you will see the finished painting.
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