The rocks are as done as they are going to get. I don't want to over-render them. I've begun work on the faces of the people, which is getting onto the last phase of writing this icon.
The underpainting is fiddly and detailed, and I am struggling with it. The pasty colours make the people look like living X-rays. I know from experience that the underpainting normally looks awful, so I will have to pour some faith and talent into making the next layers look right.