Well, I tried to continue the painting "devour me" but it just was not looking how I wanted it to. I made a model in a 3D CAD software to compare shadows to what I wanted them to be versus what they probably would be in reality and it was not even close to what I was expecting.
So I ended up completely covering the painting over in gesso and will start again from square one. Not the best start to a new painting but I prefer starting over to pursuing something that I was not happy with. Tomorrow is another day! Que Sera Sera.