My Process: Part Five

I have begun to work on the details on Molly's face. With some more glazes, I deepen the darks and shadows and start to define the eyes and nose. I try to cool the colors around the eyes by adding a little more Windsor blue to the skin mix. For the eyes, I eye some cool color to the "whites" to define them. Then I work on the irises. I still need to work on this part, as I think eyes are the most important aspect of a portrait. I've established a basic look – leaving the edges dark and lightening as the color goes to the center. Before I called it quits for the night, I laid in some Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna in the mouth area. This will be my base/underpainting for the mouth. Until next time...

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