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And then apply some lighter highlight color.
At this point I decided to rework the skin that covers the top of the eye, so just erase a bit as shown here.
And then just sample color close by to rework that piece of flesh as indicated.
Now select the brush tool and adjust the brush settings as shown here.
Lets start touching up what we have around the eye, refining a bit and start getting rid of the dribbles we did on the sketch section, and that is it at this stage lets move on to the next section.
3. Increased detail painting
Lets continue adding detail to the face by refining the edges redefining the shapes and adding color tones needed to give volume to the flesh.
Obvious dribble stuff lets just take care of it at this point all over so we have a cleaner painting layer.
And lets take the opportunity to extend the teeth as shown here, just sample color from one of them.
Lets continue our process defining even more the shapes adding depth and content to the flesh.
Lets now paint in some nasty eyelashes left around the eye.
At this point lets create a shadow for the left eye since it is well covered by flesh, so create a new levels adjustment layer and adjust it as shown.
Fill the mask for that layer with black so its all gone and just use a soft brush to apply it at the corner of the eye as shown.
At this point we go about finding shapes that need a better way of attaching to the rest of the flesh as this one here and rework it differently.
And also sections that need detailing further, or restructuring; now its the time to deal with those and finish up this section with a cleaner structure. Keep in mind studying the video at all stages of the tutorial.
4. Detailing part 2
For example lets work on this section and add some detail; sample some color as shown here.
Paint in some circular patches, then sample lighter color and add to the top of those patches.
Then sample a bit lighter color and add more to the tip of those; to finish those ugly circular pieces of rotting skin.
Keep the lighter color and add it to other sections such as this one here to bring out the shape.