Thanks Barb. Yes, the nose is reliefed (love the term) but only so much, you have to find the right balance, flatten it a little. I guess I passed the patience test, but only after the third try. Sculptors tell me I will learn and grow a lot from this experience, and so I hope.
Perspective is very tricky to figure out, what is raised, what recedes on a flat surface, what is superimposed, and the size itself is a huge challenge.