Kind of looks like the bearded lady, eh? I sanded out an earlier image and built up layers of yellow ochre, red ochre, and burnt umber. I'm trying out initially sponging in relatively close colors and values.
I'll know once I get into it if I overstepped my values as I sense right now. I'm having trouble with the burnt umber. I didn't have pigment so used W&N watercolor. First I thought it was the high humidity as I have the windows open and its been stormy. I was noticing in general that even with the hair dryer it was taking longer than usual to dry a layer. Then I thought it was the watercolor itself--perhaps the gum arabic and whatever else was acting up. But in the end it may just be over tempering--too much egg.
I'll see how it sets up by tomorrow. Also, I do have three different burnt siennas on the way from Kremer so I can take the watercolor off the table. Worse case, I can always start over. I'm getting pretty good at initial layout! :-)