My Process: Part Three

At this point, I started laying washes down for the skin. I start with a yellow underpainting – establishing values and intended to give the overall color a warm tone.

Once that wash dries completely, I started working on Jacob's face. I mix a skin tone of Aurelean yellow, Alizarin Crimson and a touch of Windsor Blue. Then I lay that color in as a wash – lifting highlights out as it dries. After that dries completely, I add more value by putting in another wash – this time, adding more blue around the eyes and temples and adding more red for the cheeks and chin.

At this point, I think Jake is a bit too "gold", so I am going to let this dry and "warm" it up a little more tomorrow.
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