I understand that a religious icon does not relate well to Hallowe'en. In point of fact, it's anti-Hallowe'en. Some years, October 31st is parties and hedonism, other years, it's just another work day. Today, I had deadlines to meet and an icon to write. I put on my Star Trek sweater, gave candies to a dozen kids and then got back to work. So, if iconism is the opposite of Hallowe'en, then so is pushing pixels and wrangling mice.
Today's progress includes numerous glazings (of the artwork, not the artist) to tone down the heat of the earth tones and to help the colours blend. The glazing process caused an eye to drift and the chin to sag, so that's going to have to be fixed. You can see some new basic guidelines that were drawn in as an effort to correct the anatomy. Those, too, will get glazed over and will blend into the artwork.