It's always interesting how your brain can trick you perception of colors. The skintone is literally just grey with a red underlayer, but in this composition it doesn't really looks like it. I really like the various shades of grey I used for the steam, they have a lot of personality.
“Pressure builds up inside,
A storm brews within these clouds.
It’s only waiting to burst out
Regardless of whether there’s a way.
Calm down, and let go of this steam,
You’ll get further by resting a bit
Than by letting it break you midway.”
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