Here is the color palette for her. I'm reigning myself in on this one :p
The colors below were mixed together in various combinations on a 1 cent wet palette for some super fun wet blending. Kind of like what James Wappel does, but much more rudimentary.The wet palette is now a favorite of mine. I highly recommend giving it a go :)
I stopped here with the skin. It has an unhealthy pallor - which is deliberate. Much like Hannibal, I have a plan. Some of the warmth will come back in when you see her dress next week though. I have never tackled this much skin on a mini before so it was a real thrill for me and it turned out WAY better than I expected. If you are going to try out skin tones, but aren't sure where to start; Corvus has a great tutorial that I used for inspiration. I did a bunch of research too before I started, maybe about 1-2 hrs spread out over the weeks as I prepped the mini. A lot came from C'MON articles and forums. Plus a few from Chest of Colors. It doesn't take much to find what you need out there for reference, that's for sure :)
Next post: WIP of her dress. Do you like the format of the run down? I'll likely forward it to the folks at DFH to add to "The Hub" - which is also a great resource in itself. As always question, comments and critiques are more than welcome! Thanks for surfing by and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain.