so this is what i'm working on right now. I can't seem to be able to bring life into her pasty complexion. The reason why I didnt put bolder colors into her skin is because I wanted the subject to kind of blend into the background and make the painting kind of foggy overall, which made me use saturated colors, but now it looks muddy and hideous.
not to mention I am completely lost on the technicalities of painting hair. I want to make the hair very simple and impressionistic, while capturing a upwards motion.