A video of artist Madoka Kinoshita painting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrZhloeaTp8
I first found this artist about a year ago, I think, but I don't follow her. I watched a few of her videos then and haven't visited her since.
I like her color choices. She's extremely good at it - even when her pieces look like she used a glaze or translucent paint, she actually two different colors to appear that way (for example, in the eyes.) It's also really impressive how she can use vibrant colors and paint with such clarity that the final image hardly looks painted, and rather looks digitalized. I hope to someday be as good at colors.
I'm not as big of a fan of her style of creating faces, but that is just my personal taste.
The way she created the blush was really interesting. It looks airbrushed, but it isn't. I will take note of that technique if I ever need to get finely blended paint without brush strokes. It looks like it works really well.
It's also helpful to see how she creates such clean lines without clear brush strokes. Instead of relying on a steady hand, she covers everything else in masking tape cleanly cut to her outlines and then paints over the uncovered areas. I tried to do that last year with my collage piece but I ended up cutting through the paper in a few areas. I'd like to see how she can cut with such precision. I think it just requires practice.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School