coming along slowly

Here are some details from the piece with the working title- is 8 enough?
above is the door below is a bird I drew on rice paper, cut out and added in.
Here is one of the faces that is looking slightly better than the others.  The faces are really taking the longest amount of time because they are being done, scrapped and redone at least twice a day.  Working the facial details in wax is a lot more difficult than in oils.  It's the challenge I have set for myself in this piece, with 8 people and all.  The look of the people rendered in wax is dramatically different from the smooth and subtle oil painting renderings, which gives them a rougher look, that I am learning to enjoy.