I didn't work too much on it yesterday after all, just a couple of layers, trying to add some texture to the skin from the beginning. The blueish blade that goes right to the upper right corner is bothering me a lot, I can't even remember when that became so obvious and I need to tone it down as soon as I start reworking the background, since I didn't want to darken that area too much I think I'll try to lift it and see what happens
the fact is that I spent a lot of time at the painting table yesterday but I wasted it doing swatches of a couple of colors that looked the same, W&N Rose Madder Alizarin and DS Quinacridone Burn Scarlet, so I thought the smart thing to do was to test both and see if the texture was different, if one mixed different from the other or if the color changed at different saturations of pigment... and nothing, both looked the same, then I checked the brands color charts and they happen to be the exact same pigment so what a waste of time! that'll show me to look for the charts BEFORE starting these tests next time.
I thought Rose Madder Alizarin had been removed from WN charts, in fact the one listed there is Rose Madder, maybe they reworked the formula and changed the name? The same goes for Vandyke Brown, I have the remains of a small tube that I got as a freebie from the art shopper years ago, he was giving them away because apparently WN was stopping the production, but now it is there in WN color chart as a superpermanent color so...
Anyway, I wasted some time and learned my lesson, maybe I manage to work on it a bit more before the weekend.
Links to the whole WIP: step 1, step 2, step 3, step 4, step 5, step 6
7 hours ago