So I noticed I had a billion versions of the kukri thing all over my computer and dropbox, and because of that I could kind of make this really..........involved process thing of this painting.
So we start with what I posted a few weeks ago, a sad attempt at skin color over the pink value sketch. Just an overlay layer or something.
I thought that was too pink so I tried to make it more brown, I initially was trying to make her darker skinned, but it wasn't working. :/
Here's pretty close to final, I spent most of my time on the face.
After some texture stuff and some layer effects, HERE WE GO.
and that's how you probably shouldn't do things.
a little bird I found in an old psd