This is so beautiful. Did you use a wet on wet technique? The shading is so amazing. I know how hard it is to master using water colours... well I never have haha but I just can imagine it really takes a lot of skill. It is near impossible to correct your mistakes... so your skill level here is evident and truly amazing because this looks perfect. Using black especially is so difficult... you blended the black in so beautifully... your drawing itself is so beautiful. The anatomy is extraordinary. I love the shadows and the sense of glow you have created, especially in the mouth. This makes the skeleton seem to still have a sense of life, like he really is laughing. I don't really have much critique for this. Maybe you could have added some more royal purples to contrast with the yellows, but it is not necessary. The only real criticism I have is the top right corner where you can see the edge of the paper. Maybe you could crop it out or fix it by painting over it in Photoshop. Anyway, beautiful work!
Thank you so much! Yes, I did use wet-on-wet. I've found that I like the effects and look of it much more than any other technique. And thank you for reminding me! I've been meaning to fix the edge for a while now~
Haha when I first started oils, I hated them. I could not make a change to my work for about a week because they take so long to dry and I loved impasto. Acrylics are fairly simple to me except when they dry, the values seem to change. I think water colours are the most diffcult and require the most intelligence because you need to really know the medium and plan everything before you start painting. It requires so much control.