I'm wondering what the best process is for painting the spots on trout. I tried marking them with a sharpie once I'm satisfied with the finished product and they look fake. So I bought a tiny brush and painted them and they looked better but pretty much the same. I've tried airbrushing them and I was able to stay within the natural lines but they looked a little blurry. Is it best to paint them first and then apply the rest of the colors over them? I've kept my colors pretty thin, just enough to bring back the natural colors and let them show through and they look ok but I'm not happy with the results. If these spots were actually round they may look ok but the Cutthroat I am working on has crooked lines and X shapes for lack of a better description. Any suggestion's would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!