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43 minutes ago, Highlander said:

I have her, so will follow this with great interest.  Your photos, BTW, are very, very good.


Thanks ^_^ She's still very much WIP and I'll probably be revisiting the face. I needed to get to work on another section to clear my head and unify her a bit more first though. I also realized why some of the blending was a bit off earlier today - I'd been using the paint from the palette that I used on her nose to shade her cheeks, which are different colors! They're similar; both midtone browns. The nose base coat is Reaper Saddle Brown, and the cheeks are mostly S75 Bosh Chestnut, with a bit of S75 Merm Green and Arbuckles Brown, and Reaper Red Brick and Bronzed Shadow. So I mixed up the Bosh Chestnut and Saddle Brown on my palette, and started using the Saddle Brown. It is much lower saturation so it just made the cheeks start to look greyed out a bit. I think in the end it will work out for giving some depth, but in the meantime, I over-did the shadows on the lower part of the cheek. It will probably be the Bronzed and Golden skin triads to pull it back up. The base color is just Golden Skin. 

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I definitely overdid the shadows there. Generally I failed with "keep it simple, stupid" and overworked it. The cheeks are now pretty nice although are a bit less saturated. I went back and forth many times on the chest and neck, and flat out redid it a few times. I'd get it looking good but not as I wanted then BAM bad brush stroke and all was lost. The tattered edge on the shirt made getting a smooth stroke difficult too. 


I think I am at a point where the skin is staying as-is unless anyone thinks of a brilliant and straight forward improvement. I like it, and can improve on my next bust. 


The hair is NOT going to be this color in the end. I put that in while I was being annoyed, and I want that hue as an influence but not main hue. 



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I call this stage: @Morihalda 's bust has a lot of hair. Alternate title: Mori wears a salad. 


The leafs will be getting autumnified, but green first. 


The hair is base coated in the general color that it will be. Shading to begin when I feel like I have 50 hours to tackle that tangle. 


The necklace is only base coated. I decided to make the beads look like nephrite jade. The cord needs more work. 



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On 11/17/2018 at 9:51 PM, Cyradis said:

I think I am at a point where the skin is staying as-is unless anyone thinks of a brilliant and straight forward improvement. I like it, and can improve on my next bust. 


On 11/18/2018 at 5:39 PM, Cyradis said:

 I think I need to glaze more bronze tones into the skin later, but just a bit.


Me too! I do this every time haha!

"I'm not touching this any more! It's FINE."

"Well. Except this one part. I still have a little time...."


I do think that's an excellent idea though. I remember you had wanted some pretty strong colors and glazing shouldn't mess with those amazingly shaded cheeks.


Personally, I'm a huge fan of wearing salads. And antlers. ::D:

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She will indeed have antlers in the end! 


I poked a wee bit of Golden Shadow into the cheeks last night and I think the cheeks are about done. Hopefully... lol. Now I just have to not flub them while painting the hair, wreath, and necklace! 


The hair seems better subdued, at least as a base. I think I'll be adding more color to it via shading though. Purple-browns make good shadow colors, and I can probably highlight to some almost blonde hues with this. 


Still debating flower colors. 


Image result for deer with leaves in antlers


Image result for brown hair

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