I didnt intend to end up here but that’s what great about following your muse and being prepared to drop preconceived directions. The image called out for something reminiscent of old classic portraits. I used a similar technique to All that Jazz with the circular brushstroke. I quite liked the rougher loose effect and left it there. I really hope the Topaz developers know how brilliant and versatile their software is!
Very interesting technique.
Glad you got something out of it
Pleased you ‘got’ it!