Determined not to let last night’s figure drawing disappointment get the best of me, today I’m practising all those things in the comfort of my own home.
Also I watched some youtube vids on building up warm and cool tones (harder to find than I thought!).
So here what I did differently is — built up the lines in a pink watercolour pencil… Blocked the blue shadows in first (which blended into a lovely purple with the pink)… Used a flat brush for the background (which I did at the same time as the shadows)… Built up the flesh tones in two goes over the shadows… THEN added the deep shadows and details.
I like this style; I’ll probably do some more like this.
Also I’m becoming comfortable with my mistakes and imperfections, which has been a revelation. I’m not a machine nor do I want to emulate one.