One of the facinating things to paint is the skin color of the cherubs. I was directly inspired by the EMOJIpainting I made last year. The exploration of lights and shadow are fun to explore when color gets involved. My understanding is that skin color, as the way I paint them, usually have the same layers: A dark, middle and light.
I remember reading about how cherubs were common throughout western painting. The small plump baby began to be depicted in Greek art, then reemerged in the renaissance and lasted all the way down until impressionism. the fact that I am painting a cherub painting means that I am either reigniting the flame as a western hero for restoring the great tradition. of the past. HA! Only time will tell. I plan on uploading a video soon so stay on the look out!