In case you were wondering how John is looking (I'm sure you weren't but here he is in all his decorous glory anyway). These things do take time. It never looks right in small versions and this picture does read pretty dark (and grainy), so make sure to click through to the full picture to see it.
Mostly I've been working on the hair. Some of the usual build up of white spaces also. It's always interesting to see how it reads in photos, because you can see problems that aren't obvious when actually in front of the work. Well and I hate the lighting in the crapartment. Along with everything else about it.
I have to settle on some background stuff because I really only have bits of tweaking to do before the local colours. Nothing is really what I want.
I have to say one thing I do like is that he looks way smarter and more learned than You. Which is of course a reflection of reality. So that's good.