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Block in the headband with color #A5008C.
Use the dodge tool (same settings as for the hair highlighting) to highlight the top of the hair band.
Use the burn tool set to midtones (22% exposure, 53 pixels) for the shadows on the band.
Make a new layer below all the others titled “skin”.
Block in the skin area with color #DAB099.
Clean up the rough areas that are now apparent on the layer “girl” so that all the edges are smooth.
Block in the skin’s shadows with color #B88673.
Highlight the skin with color #E8C1AC. Leave the face un-highlighted, we will deal with that later.
Copy the entire layer and paste a copy of it onto a new layer. Move the skin to match up with the layer below.
Using the magic wand tool, select the area around the skin, and then right click and select the inverse (or shift +ctrl+I).
Apply Gaussian blur 8.4 pixels. (Filter à Blur à Gaussian Blur)
Now erase any spill that has gone over the lines. I had to clean up around the arm area.
Merge the two layers. (While on layer 4, press Ctrl + E).
Outline the fingers on “girl” layer with color 1D1D1D. You will first have to erase some of the blocked in area, and then draw the fingers. Think, “Little sausages” while you are drawing them to get the right shape.
Now draw the second hand. I realized that my proportions were wrong, and fixed them for the hand at this stage.
Make a new layer at the top of the set titled “garnets”.
Using color #1D1D1D draw curly vines in the child’s hands.
Then using color #003E13, draw the green right beside the outline, overlapping a tiny bit.
Using an 8 pixel round brush and a slightly lighter green, highlight the vine.
Make a new layer titled “flowers”.
Using the same brush as before and color #E6B451 draw elongated ovals in sets of four or five, all around a point.
Now, using color #FFCF71, draw smaller overlapping ovals on top of the darker petals.
Using the darker color again, draw lines in the center of each petal with a size 6 brush.
Using the burn tool (same settings as before) draw small circles in the center of each flower,