Another little girl as my weekly face this week. I am loving them.
adding grey and blue
defining the features with dark grey
adding some colour
Eyes. Gail, I don't have a set routine for doing eyes, I pretty much dab it on and see what happens and no 2 sets are the same as I can never remember how I did them.
For these however I made a bit of a list for you. I started with venetian red,
while damp I added some cadmium yellow
then white then burnt umber.
then sap green.... then i dried them.
the yellow ochre, white, then dry..
then burnt umber, white, ventian red, yellow ochre, white, ochre, burnt umber
as you can see it is the same colours over and over. Adding tiny amouts each time, building layers.
once you are happy, just add the white highlights..This is roughly how I do eyes always lots of tiny layers.... but I have no exact formula.. When I do brown eyes I add a little green, when I do blue eyes I add a little brown, and for green eyes I add a little ochre.
In the end result you can't see the individual colours, but the blended layers make the eyes come alive, so while it seems you are just covering up colours it is worth doing the layers.
adding the eyebrows