I thought I'd give you a glimpse at my inspiration for this piece, which is "Sick Girl" by Christian Krohg. I love her face and expression, and I love the texture of the paint:
For mine, I do want to focus on the expression of emptiness and exhaustion. I also do want to keep some of the original sketch style that I had (see last post). Things are coming right along, and I'm working on how to make that looser style closer to my own.
And further progress on the face (I'm afraid to touch the hands because I love them how they are now..we'll see what happens):