Well, I think I'm almost through with Super Hero. Trying very hard not to over-work this. I am pleased with the colors in this painting and I'm RARELY, IF EVER happy with my colors. A big part of that was beginning on a cad red panel. That, and working into the glaze. Below, is my second pass of oils.
This is my third pass which was basically reinforcing the opaques on top of the glazes.
I still need to fix the highlights of the shield and add a slight shadow to the eyes as well as a highlight.
I prefer this technique and of course....you know what that means..I have to start over on the Harry Potter one. Been doing some sketches (below). I also like the shadow shape behind the figure so I'm thinking I will do Harry's Patronus or perhaps a silhouette of Hogwarts? I have his third panel in semi sketch state which will show him as a Junior Ranger on top of his own mountain, Mt. Owen (in the Tetons).
But for now, it's back to the children's book I go.