Notice how opaque the oil paints are especially anything with white or Naples yellow. You'd have to thin these colors way down to get the under-painting to show through. At this point I have not used any "flesh tone" paint on the flesh tones.
I can't over stress this, it's nice paint with a bad name. You don't use it to paint skin tones except in spots where it really is the right color. Mostly you just use it as a neutral pink color wherever you happen to want that.
EVERY time I mention my tube of "flesh tone" paint it starts a debate about racism or about formulaic painting. Neither debate is necessary we all know the evils of both of those subjects, lets move on and make some art shall we.
Laying in spots of deep color gives you and overall impression of where the painting is going. When I'm done will it be light or dark, bright or dull etc. Painting isn't about mixing up a color and then filling in a space with that color. It's about seeing all the different changes in color on a surface and placing spots down next to each other almost like a mosaic tile. Then before the paint dries you take a soft brush and gently sweep the tiles into each other so that they blend at the edges but remain distinct.
This is what my palette is starting to looks like at least these are the puddles I'm painting from. And it's not just the monster there's a lot of this green in the skin tones on the people as well.
Obviously there's a lot more to do on the faces and hands, but this gives me a good foundation.