But now I'm stumped.
The background clean up is done, but I really have no clue how to smooth the shading the way I want. Sigh.
Debating pitching what I've done thus far and starting over, maybe with a method that produces less speckling.
But, for what it's worth, a larger chunk.
I like the background...but what to do with Petrus? I don't want to flatten the colors...More thought is required.