Its amazing how many colours you can see on skin that is created by shadows and tricks of the light. Have a look when you have a spare moment sometime. Watercolour is just pure magic for capturing these subtleties of shadow colour that just bring a face to life.
I took a photo of the underpinning just before I began to add the glazes of skin over the top so you could see the range of colours that I used in this one.
Then I added about 7 very pale glazes to build up the skin tones and at the same time softening the underpinning beneath. He is looking much more healthy now, but much too tidy.
I need to work on accentuating the detailing around the eyes now and then adding in the eyebrows, eye lashes and facial hair. I also need some fine tuning to the highlights but thats for another day.