Holy smokes, that was a long week at work (well, long days, anyway.) Not only did it suck my time away, but it was difficult to will myself back to the painting table this weekend. But I did manage to "bang" out a few fellas here.
No new painting techniques here. I do find it a little more difficult to paint the trenchcoats, though. I'm use to adding highlights and shades to wrinkles and folds, but I have to be more subtle with the relatively flat surfaces of the large coats. I have a hard time with large uninterrupted surfaces, especially using the English method of painting. To help my transitions between layers to be smoother, I simply use the base shade and highlight from my triad palette and mix the paint a little lighter for each layer (instead of relying in just the three layers.) But these turned out all right; I'm not too worried about doing any more trenchcoats ... hmm, I wonder if I have anymore trenchcoats?