I was still dabbing on the paint here. You can see the impact of the stiff bristles on the canvas. I used mostly a matte Titanium white to pull up the emphasis on the features I wanted to… well, emphasize.

At this point, I can feel how the matte paint is standing out over the glossy background and allowing the illusion of volume to build.

I have loads of questions in my head right now… the biggest being do I keep the glossy background? Do I continue using the dabbing technique? If so, can I add volume to the hair this way, when my hair is so very straight? Do I leave my glasses out of the composition? And, do I really have such a huge nose???

Stay tuned for how I answer, some of these…

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