First, I lightly sketched the contour onto a page in my sketchbook.
Nest, using Neocolor artist crayons, I started marking in shadows.
I continued coloring with the Neocolor crayons, until she started looking scary. Hey, don't worry! She'll start to look better in a little bit! This step just helps me locate shading.
Using the white Neocolor crayon I began to blend the tones. I learned this technique from Misty.
In this step I used a wet brush over the hair. The Neocolors are water soluble, so now they look water colory. I used Titanium white acrylic paint over the face. Mixed with the Neocolors, the face begins to take on skin tones.
Ahh, I like this one! I've added black acrylic in the background, and black crayon to define the contours. I know from Jane Gritty Jane dolls that she likes to start with Payne's gray and build up the lights on top. I'm mimicking that look a bit, but going backwards.
Now I have signed up for Jane's Portrait and Paper class. I wish I could say that I'm off to go start class, but alas, I am off to go paint the kitchen.