I'm painting on a set of sketch cards to test the oil paints I picked up last week. The paints themselves are awesome, miles away from the cheep discounter stuff I've been using every now and then. When it comes to mixing them, though, I'm beginning doubt myself.
I started with the girl, premixing the colors until they looked good on palette - still I feel her skin looks artificial, not convincing. So I thought, what the hay, this project was supposed to be for fun anyway. I got started on the guy with some really bright colors, the pinks and violetts and reds especially look cringeworthy on my palette, but now that I look at both, I feel his skin looks better than hers.
Are my eyes tricking me?