thanks. the sharpening was one thing i was wondering about because i felt like i kept going too sharp. but i dont want to use skin technique, because this project is all about women as they naturally are.
It might just be my monitor calibration but....
* noticeable pink splotches in face.
* pink colorations near the bottom neck
Not sure what technique you used for bw conversion.....burn/dodge/sponge/channels or other, but facial skin tones are not continuous. Also found the overall luminosity of the face too 'bright' relative to rest of image.
Overall, nice composition, expression and framing. She has interesting eyes.
Hope this isnt too harsh. I have a lot of respect for your artistry