Sometimes you screw up and then you're free-hand painting things ( like I'm doing here with these fish).
This lavender hue is being put on quickly and will gel somewhat then I put on a dark charcoal shade on top. Then I'm taking fingertips to it to make it look like splotchy coral.
I'm shading this fish before I ever put coloration on them. The yellow I'm going to add is so translucent that you'll see all this shading.