Here's where I left off with "Red."
Skin is made of a lot of different colors. I make a palette of antique white, canyon orange, king's gold, white, red and even a bit of navy. I use a soft brush and stipple until I'm happy with the results, both color and texture.
Blocked in the mouth and tattoo.
Softening and cleaning up between lines where colors meet.
Gaining on it here. Still a bit of detailing and clean up, but she's starting to gain some life.
The first wash of Alazaran Crimson over the red. It's still transparent enough to let the texture and color show through, but adds a great deal of richness to the red.
Have to use some restraint here. Too many layers will make the color opaque and the depth could be lost. Live and learn.
Lots of clouds and changing lights today. Loved it, but not so good for photographing. Will get her finished portrait up tomorrow. But I'll miss the clouds, for sure.