Apologies for not taking shots with just the base shade. I got a little caught up I guess.
Some key takeaways for next time:
- Try using a successively smaller brush for each lighter color: I've ordered a new 5/0 brush to help with this. It should be here tomorrow.
- Lighten up my shade color. Feels too dark and not 'fleshy' enough: I will mix some of my base color into my shade color. I've become inspired to mix more color after seeing this awesome tutorial.
- Leave less of the shade color showing (on the legs especially): I think this will resolve itself with more practice.
- Thin the paint: I did not thin the paints very much and I took a VERY long time to finish painting (I had to frequently consult my book). I also wanted to avoid having to do multiple coats as my brush work is a little sketchy and I figured less coats would mean less stress! I guess it's time to break out the wet palette again.
- Be liberal with the shade color: I had a hard time seeing some of the details with the black primer. I accidentally left some of his forehead black actually. If I go fast and loose with shade color I think I will find the edges of the skin better. I can always touch up with more primer later.