Poor Isaac is such a sticky mess that I set him aside for a while. He’s going to get stripped and re-done. In the meantime I’ve gone back to Faith, which is the poor girl I started with…before I realized that I was an idiot who didn’t understand what “very very thin layers of paint” meant, lol. She was a gunk-covered disaster!
Ahhh, but now…
…now she’s my sweet little freckle-face! I’m going for a pale Irish look, so this is as dark as she’s getting. I’ve done the blushing and light mottling, and added the freckles. She’s going to rest for a few hours, then she needs creasing, nails, lips, hair, eyebrows, and lashes. I’m going to do the hair, eyebrows, and maybe nails with Prisma pencils. I messed up Isaac’s lips trying to do them with Prisma, so I’m going to paint Faith’s.
HUGE thank you’s to everyone who told me to try the Golden Matte Medium. It’s unbelievable how different it is! Within 20 minutes of me priming Faith all the stickiness was gone. I even purposely primed her on a rainy, humid day to equal Isaac’s conditions. She’s not remotely sticky, while poor Isaac could probably stick to the wall like a static-y balloon, lol.
I learned a lot doing my two false starts. It also really helped to have a different kit to switch to when I got frustrated with Faith the first time around.
I’ll try to take a better picture of her with her freckled arms and legs later in the sun.
ETA: It’s hard to see in this photo, but she’s got layers of freckles, not just those larger, darker ones.