To put things in perspective:
There's this guy I once saw a documentary about. He paints miniatures. Like miniatures of miniatures - tiny tiny sculptures, fractions of a millimetre high.
Some would fit in the eye if a needle. Some are smaller. He paints between heartbeats - the extra blood in the fingertips during a beat makes the brush wobble. A brush made from the hair from the leg of a mosquito no less...
Now. This canvas is a whopping 9 times 12 mm. Huge by his standards - he could probably fit the entire roof of the sistine chapel there.
However, I'm not that guy - so I struggled quite a lot getting this at least vaguely right.
I don't think it's going to get any better than this. At least I'm taking a step back at the moment...
I'll try try to get some better shots tomorrow though.
Anyway - I give you the illustrious mr. John Blanche.