This has been interesting. I carved the figure and then pushed in all the hollows and areas that should be dark in order for the form to become visible. The breasts become rather pneumatic but I think it is beginning to work as a whole. I am reminded of Epstein’s Jacob which was also carved in an Onyx I think. His figuration was super bold there too, perhaps I now understand why. I threw a bucket of water on it and the surface became super shiny and probably what it could be polished up to if I tried to get the ultimate finish. I do not think I want that.