Theresa - It’s looking good. The faces are coming together and fitting in with the whole piece well. I like the scale of everything, too. One thing I just noticed that needs a little bit of tweaking is the angles of everything in relationship to everything else. I’m pretty certain that I couldn’t explain what I’m talking about with words alone, so I hope you don’t mind a quick drawover:
THe ship and the trees are not really following the same “vertical” as the rest of the piece… or vise versa. The building in teh background is partway inbetween, which gives it the uncomfortable feeling that it’s leaning over… perfectly valid, but it seemed unintentional. The charactes in the front don’t matter so much: Without seeing tehir entire bodies, they could be on almost any angle and still look correct. But look at those furthest-away people, and the building they’re walking to, and the ship. It’s possible that a few small rotations may help the piece sit together a bit better. Hope you don’t mind my pointing it out…! Anyhow, you have anough to work on…
…how is the house-painting going? What are you painting it as? You’re and artist, you’re not doing one of those boring one-color deals, are you? Have fun at the wedding!
(and hey, half of my family is from Michigan, too!)