After what seems like an age I think I have the top of the head done. I have done my best to throw all sorts of transition to give this thing a life like feel.
In the bottom left corner you can see some veins that I painted a mid blue to help them stand out, edged with purple and then a thin green glaze over the top.
View from one side
And then the other
There are three pieces to paint up to complete the top, these are torch you see and two others. These will be next on my list.