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Portrait Intensive (Step 4)


After letting the initial dark mid-tone dry. We blended light colors and moved up toward the highlights one step at a time. We could also add more "chroma" so you begin to see more warm and cool tones. I don't know if he did it intentionally (I imagine so) but Rick toggled between warm and cool as he moved forward which naturally created more energy on the face and brought our attention to that area. You'll notice in this photo that he also built more cool tones and warm color into the background along with a few very understated light on the shirt.