Thank you, Lynn, I’m so glad you like him!
Usually, I do prisma pencil first, then go over with paint. BUT…sometimes I just do prisma. OR just paint. It’s whatever mood strikes me, and I am dead serious, Lynn. I don’t do any sponging with the prisma or paint. I map out where I want the hair lines to be with prisma, then start filling in shorter strokes.
I keep the pencils very sharp and sharpen them after just a few strokes. It’s just prisma and BB’s thinning medium. That’s what gives the effect of softer hair and not such harsh lines. I draw the lines, then go over them with a skinny brush dipped in thinner. Once I have all the pencil work done, then I start with paint, and that’s easy because I’m going over lines I’ve already drawn. Bake. Cool. And then brush on the matte/satin sealer in the direction of the hair. Bake. Cool. Repeat 3x.
If your hair is a little chalky, try some BB thinning medium over it (not thinner) and bake again. Always works for me.