Oh I see what you mean about the neck/shoulders. Grr annoying! I never like changing a picture once I'm "done" with it though, so it might take me a couple of years to fix that XD.
I think the odd combination of colouring stems from this being one of the first pieces I've actually managed to get decent contrast in the shading in. I did the hair first and it looked too detailed somehow, but then when I was doing the face (advised a lot by Kaf) it ended up a lot more contrasty. I wish it had all gone how it was meant to but I kinda like this being slightly modern-art-nouveau-esque.
Ah yes, no lineart painting. One day I shall make it that far XD.
I've gotten permission from the stock lady to make this into prints and whatever so yay!