I loved this face as soon as I saw it. And I will be painting it again. Here is attempt #1.
Here are the first two washes. There’s an argument to be made for stopping at wash 2.
But I’m a maximalist. I love this last bit, the decoration, the detail. So I’m trying not to cover up the big brush marks and shapes underneath that I also love when I add the last bits. White gouache and a few of the darkest darks, all added with the smaller brush you see in the photo below. The rest of the piece is painted with the bigger brush, a half inch dagger from Rosemary and Co.