I just finished painting my second muse. I added 3 3mm moonstones. I used antiquing gel first, then painted over that. I especially like the effect of the pearl paint with blue interference. The last picture shows this one along with the first muse I painted earlier this year (that one has 3mm amethyst, garnet, and moonstone gems added).
I really like that first muse, with the yellow/straw eye!
The rock… ah, whether it’s the phoenix, the rock dragon or the hippocampus, that rock can be tricky. After a few trials, I now pick 2 tones of the same colour, then water both down. I drip/dip/splash/quickly apply the lighter tone, let dry, then same with the darker tone. I find it shows the details of the rock nicely and it gives it a realistic look.
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