Can you tell I took this picture towards the evening time? I began the day drawing again in pencil and of course you can't really see that part, but I also was able to begin painting in the black. I'm still adjusting to how to use water-based house paint, which tends to be thick and runny. I was getting this dry brush look in the beginning and no sensitivity to the brush stroke. So I went and bought a variety of smaller brushes to work on parts like the eyes, and once I began to thin out the paint a bit with water, I was able to get long beautiful brush strokes without having to redip my brush 12 times.