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Ok first of all I wanna say that I really like the outcome, the effect is looking good, but more than shades it looks like red OSL.

When they say to use red to shade green or vice versa is intended both as glaze or mixing the "shadow" color into the base color, and apply it in steps, blending it into the base color.

Also, my advice, for that matter, is to get rid of that color wheel and use a "real color wheel", where the opposite of green, in the subtractive color theory, is Magenta, and not red.
It also may you re-think our (wrong) vision of the primary color to be Red, Yellow and Blue when the real one are Magenta, Cyan and Yellow; Red and blue are secondary colors:
you may obtain Red by mixing Magenta and Yellow, or Blue by mixing Magenta and Cyan.
Try to mix out Magenta: you can't.

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@Glitterwolfyes! You did mention the red AND had an example with that cool bust you did .  Admittedly mine is far from using it the same way, but i will continue exploring further. You gsve me a point in the right direction.  

 

@Cicciopiugreat info.  i have a ways to go to really get further into the spectrum of colors.  My biggest problem and why colors are so difficult for me is that I'm colorblind.  Not all colors, but a good amount of them are a problem.  This is a big reason why i hate GW paints.  They are abstract names with no "color" name.  Bugman's glow?  If it has a name to indicate some color, i can utilize it much more effectively.  That color wheel is a bit beyond me right now, but I'm going to keep working on this to get there.  I really, really want to get further along.  Good call on the OSL look.  I did not intend for that, but... it gives me a good foundation to try my next one with OSL.  More to come.  Good feedback. 

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