I am learning some artists start with painting the dark shadow areas first then going lighter
others start with the lighter flesh tones and go to the shadowing. I'm not sure if it is because I began learning with the lighter flesh tones first and then doing the shadow area or not. But I do find adding the shadows
after the flesh tones is simpler and easier for me.
Spending my free time even during this busy time of the year for portrait paintings. I never know how they will look when complete. All I can do is just jump in and see what happens. So far none have turned out so badly that I throw them away. And even more than that I like them. I feel like they are all parts of my soul.I will be starting DJ workshop soon. Which I am very excited about. So I will take a break from portraits and perhaps spend a few relaxing hours with some fibers before switching my focus to photos.