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So I'm painting this lady up for the January/February Resolutionary Painting Challenge - bonus challenge #1 which says to paint up a figure as a classic horror creature.

 

I've been working on her off and on for the past couple of weeks so I'll spare you every single picture I've taken during the process, but basically she started out here:

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Then I painted in her eyes and started working on her skin.

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So fast forward to last night where I decided to start working on highlighting the red and.... well I knew at the time that I'd gone way orange, I just hadn't realized that I'd gone THIS orange.

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So tonight I worked on glazing everything back to red. I'm happier with the wings, but I really regret how much I obliterated the highlighting on the skirt. But, this is how it goes sometimes, right? Push and pull, make mistakes and work on fixing them.

Here's where she's at now:

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It's a shame you had to glaze the red back over everything, the skirt was starting to look like silk! But I agree that it was rather orange, and the end result will be better for you having done it.

 

Huzzah!        

--OneBoot :D

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It's a shame you had to glaze the red back over everything, the skirt was starting to look like silk! But I agree that it was rather orange, and the end result will be better for you having done it.

 

Huzzah!        

--OneBoot :D

Yeah, I should have been not so much on auto-pilot while glazing. The wings needed a ton of coats, but I should've only done 1, maybe 2 on the skirt and I think that would've brought it back to red without killing everything. But instead of paying attention to what was happening with the skirt, I was just on auto-pilot glazing all the areas.

I might go back and do the skirt exactly the same as it was and see if shading it will balance out the orange.

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OK, I worked some more on the skirt. Brought it back up and also did some shading. It looks more orange in the pictures than it does in person, the highlighting is a lot more yellow in person. I'm going to work on it some more. One of the paints that I used for the shading was somewhat shiny so I'll need to dull that down.

 

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OK, I worked some more on bringing up the yellow and also paid $3 for an app on my phone that gives me a little more control with focus, exposure and white balance so hopefully that'll continue to help. I want to take better pictures, but there's no way I'm going to pull out the lightbox and tripod every time I want to take WIP pictures...so hopefully this will do some of that work for me.

 

I think the skirt is looking like flames now, which is very appropriate for our villain.

 

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