By switching to a better type of airbrush, and using Andrea rather than Vallejo, (purely for colour reasons, both behave pretty much the same) I achieved a smoother, more realistic style of skin tone....
Portrait shot of Chinese Lady
I went for a simpler style of make up, lipstick and exaggerated eye shade. I preferred this rather than a more contemporary style of make up (blush, etc) and it seems to work. The jewelry is a combination of pearls, jade, and gold.
Top down view, for the hair pieces and flowers
The bust I put on a square column, to raise it up - with a long ponytail, so rather than have a plain base, I added artwork and a colour theme inspired by classical style Chinese artwork.
I'm still deciding on how to finish the base, got some ideas percolating away though.
More details next post....