I’m not great with colour. Here’s me trying to work at that. I’m writing this as I paint.
I have the feeling this is one of those paintings where I need to stop pretty early or I’ll ruin it trying to finish. Those are the hardest…
Setting the scene for the translucent parts:
I haven’t decided yet how much I’m going to lean into the red color scheme I started with. This is a problem since it means I don’t have a clear idea of what I’m going for. Copy the reference? The grays are from the ref, I think they might not be great. Maybe better rethink this.
That’s more interesting. I’m starting to feel this pointing in some direction. Now the next question is how this will hold up when I start pushing the values towards their final destinations. Let’s establish some ground rules.
There we go, now we have a value range. Actually I’m tempted to leave it here, but I guess I have to do something about the mouth and the nose at the very least.
I’m going to mess it up…
Also that greenish blue shadow needs to either go or be used elsewhere in this iamge too, now it’s too distracting.
OK, not too bad. The left eye is drooping I think. I was blaming it on the green/blue shadow color I decided to use in that region, but there’s more to it. I’m stubborn so I’m not going to give up on that idea, instead I’ll see if I can fix it.
I think I’m done here.