Pink in the cheeks!

I added a touch of pink to their cheeks today! The last color to apply is black–to the eyes and my signature on the bottom of the cone. I varnish the casts between coats of paint to keep the acrylic from rubbing off as I handle them.

Painting cones

The first round of paint is an ivory black/ burnt sienna mix I brushed into the details. This layer will create shadows and texture that will show through the upper layers. Next up, airbrushing midtones.