Once again, the lack of proper dark reference in the field of vision got me. I paint the skin first and get it to a shade I think is good for the composition, then paint the dark hairs and suddenly the skin looks whiter than white. And then per usual, I did quite a few mistakes trying to darken the skin to the shade I wanted and ended up losing most details I had painted and getting a weird scaly texture in the lighter spots due to lifting. To be fair, I could have painted the details again, but usually when you start messing up a perfectly good painting based on decision made in advance, it's a good sing you should just stop. And I whine a lot, but it really ain't that bad, there's still a more good than bad in the piece.
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“Overwhelming waves of noise
Everywhere, life moving to this sound
Unstoppable and unwavering.
Glances of other lives
Caught by your ears
While simply existing near them.
Those snip of stories
Come and go,
As you write your own.
Perhaps one of them
Will inspire one of your lines.”
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