The first task was to lay down a nice solid base to work from. This was done in 3 thin layers.
The final step was to very lightly glaze with the first shade color I put on. This was a VERY thin mix of Heoth blue, glaze medium & water. I mean it SUPER THIN. It's pretty much just blue water.
This was applied in a few layers letting each dry completely to see where to stop once the effect was right.
That's it for the dress. Now her skin doesn't look so unhealthy. The cool color on the dress brought out the warmth in her skin tones. I'm super happy with the results on this lady so far XD
Here is a picture of how my thumb looked after just a few minutes of blending. A lot of painters unload their brushes on their thumb while blending and feathering.
It's given me an idea for a little giveaway contest once I reach the lofty goal of 15000 page views. I'll think on that a bit more though as I have some time ;)
Now, in other house keeping news my favorite hobby chair wore out. Check out my butt rut:
The Lady Inquisitor wants to reupholster the dinning room chairs (which are thread bare and faded too) so I thought I would get some practice on my faithful hobby chair...
Next post: A ton of details on the Freebooter mini. I hope you are enjoying the run down on her. I'll be entering her into the DieVincis painting contest that PaintingBuddah brought to my attention over at Masterminis. There are some other contests on too if you are interested. I doubt with the level of painting over there I'll win anything, but It's fun to join in. Thanks for clicking! I'd love to hear any questions, comments or critiques you have and don't forget to check the blog roll for awesome new blogs! As always, remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain.