Well Phil now has some colour and this is how he got it.
First off he was painted black and then dry brushed with white acrylic tube paint so that ideally only the high spots got coloured. Note the high quality of the brush used.
His shirt was painted using liquid craft acrylic that comes in the little 2 fl. oz containers. First off was a wash of diluted colour taking care not to get the black vertical edges sullied. Then, when this was dry, a small brush was used to put the raw colour on the high spots. Frankly, I don't like the liquid stuff for this job. For one you can't get it thick enough to dry brush which is the best way to colour up the high spots. The pigment is also much coarser than that in artist quality tube acrylics and the appearance suffers somewhat.
His trousers have now been coloured as above.
His face was painted using artist tube acrylic and a very fine brush. After much trial and error I have decided the best flesh colour for me is Liquitex Acrylic Artist Colour Light Portrait Pink
. It is made in England. His right eye is buggy
. The pupil should not have white showing above or below it. In fact, painting his eyes took far, far longer than the rest of him
. In this scale paint a thin black line and then add a dot of white to either side was what I remembered I ended up doing in the past. It worked. His lips are also too fat.
Corrective treatment has been given and Phil looks ready to take his place in the new coach. As you look at him on your computer screen he probably looks pretty ugly. Might I suggest you get up off your rear and have a look to your screen from a distance. Then I hope you will appreciate just how well this technique works.
After looking at all this I went back and ran a little dark brown into the spaces between his fingers. A definite improvement.
Dutch will be next and I am going to use the tube paints this time. Standby for next instalment.