About time I post how progress is going with this piece! I can't exactly say how much longer it will be before this is done, but considering I have a week-ish more to work on it I'm going to make sure not much goes overlooked. I'm pleased with how it's coming along. It's difficult to maintain the wood grain around the figure. There are like, three spots I wish I could take some sandpaper to, but they're really only noticeable to me.
In the middle of painting this evening, something just popped out at me about this piece that just was... WOAH. She looked like Zooey Deschanel. Completely unintentional, I swear!