I had to do a little more on this one before I submitted it. Now I am happier – not perfectly but within the scope of the assignment I think This is much better.
I widened the color palette and brought down some of the lighter tones and heightened the darker ones. I also redid the shadowing on the right of her face and her lips. I feel that this is a much better piece now and a more obvious extrapolation.
I have sent my folio off so tomorrow I have the day to myself to do my own work. I am looking forward to this immensely. I also want to tidy up my gallery just a little more – The Thumbnails look much better squared off- Now I just want to constrain the proportions of the whole thing.