Despite my grumbling yesterday, I was able to fill in the gap behind Link One’s shield by lengthening his hair AND add in the sword sheath that was lost over the weekend. It now nestles quietly into one of the Little People chairs.
I have to fill in some other areas and perhaps add some fine details to Link’s belt before I work on adding his facial features.
Because I like how most of the elements are suggested and not etched in, I think I’m going to sand away portions of the face where Link’s eyes and mouth will go to place them later. The one exception may be the sword, unless I find success on the face and decide to repeat the process to embed the Triforce into the blade.
Time invested into Link One to date: About 16 hours, including extension of hair behind the shield and reapplication of the sword sheath. Had 11 consecutive days before break, now on 12-day streak for 23 total days.