Alright, so the top is just experimenting with colored pencil over the top of that marker technique showed earlier.
The bottom are some isolated studies of J.C. Leyendecker done in colored pencil. I like colored pencil because they are neat, cheap, less toxic, and more portable. They are a bit more tedious to use than paints because once you mess up, there is no going over the top or erasing.
For the hand I used: White, Cloud Blue, Blush, Lilac, Slate Grey, Terra Cotta, and Jasmine Yellow.
For the boy's face I used all the colors listed above, plus: Dark Umber and Grass Green?
I cannot remember the exact colors for the woman's face, but I think it was the same...probably not quite as many, and in much different ratios due to the difference of ethnicity.
Each study took from 1.5-3 hours. The goal is less about proportion and more about color matching...so forgive me if the woman looks a bit like Sloth from "Goonies."
I am going to try to make one of these a week...my personal life is a complete mess as usual (stupid fucking health)...so we will see what happens.