Painting the nose
I use the Soft Airbrush to make a start on the rendering of the nose, while paying attention to the light direction on the image and the temperature of my colours. I use the Transparent Watercolor tool to add more definition to smaller areas, such as the nostrils lines. I’m careful with the transitions among the colours, lights and shadows, because I want a natural look.
Appealing, natural lips
Following the main light source I spread the base colour (red), using the Soft Airbrush, on both lips. Between lips and skin there’s a soft, irregular line, which I reproduce with the Rough pencil at 20 per cent Opacity. I use my customised skin brush for a natural texture effect. The Smooth Watercolor Brush from the Watercolor tool palette blends colour on the mouth.