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Hello all, It has been a long time between my last round of painting and now. I'm trying to improve methods, which in general is going well. However, I am having some trouble due to climate regarding fine detailing. I live at high altitude with very dry air (Colorado). For things like eyes I am doing well.... but I don't know how to improve from here due to the altitude. I can get the pupils and irises and liner with the methods in the betty-something tutorial. However, I can't get reliably *round* shapes. Fine areas which can't have a specifically wet brush, and can't hold as much paint make my brush just dry too fast. If I'm using thinned paint and doing strokes with a reasonably wet brush, I don't have much issue. How do I get my brush to hold tiny amounts of paint without drying too fast? Additives? New methods? It is dry enough here to make people go through chapstick before losing the stick. Unless you moisturize like crazy, your skin is going to flake off like a shedding lizard. People are known to get altitude sickness from walking in the sun a few blocks, if they're visiting from the low-lands. Air drying laundry is a thing. Posted are some pictures of the eye-detail I can get now (some are WIPS, and I haven't re-setup my lightbox for good photos). I want to improve from here! Don't hold back on the critique please.
Ok. So I wouldn't say I'm stuck here, but I think I need a little inspiration to finish so I'm posting her. At this point I am open to any and all suggestions. TODO list: sword, metal shading and edge highlight sword, gem skin, belly scars skin, face coloration lips and cheeks skin, purple vein highlights on mutated arm hair, something? take some better photos. ha! EDIT: Somewhat improved photos