No external sources used. I mainly used stamp tool. Seperate layers for eyes, ear, and mouth and blouse. Colored these as seperate layers then adjusted opacity. I was trying to bring the statue to life. Airbrush was helpfull on facial areas. The subjects hair was the most difficult to work with, I ended up with a sort of punky blond hair effect. Fun experiment.
For the background:
Duplicate original picture
Choose the duplicated layer.
Change it to Exclusion blending mode.
Use levels to adjust.
You will see that the light and dark backgrounds are reversed and they are more blue than before.
Merge the layers or take a snapshot then continue modifying the picture (5 years and 1433 days ago)