I painted light and dark areas, blending into the medium areas. I didn’t worry if the lights were too light or that I can still see the words loving and loyal.
A little more finished here, but looking too sad in her eye and pale.
Here she is almost done. I like the light in her eye, but her tongue is too large and the light on her nose is too white. I painted white over some of her tongue and blended it into the background to sort of start over.
After this picture, I just did a little touch up like they do with models and made the space where there is no tooth a little smaller. I think she was a little vain and would appreciate the illusion of better teeth.
Miss you, Brook.