Step-by-step: Painting perfect glitter
1 Once I’ve finished painting my frost fairy princess’s skin complexion, I take note of the areas that are affected by the strong light source by her foot and those that are in shadow. I create a new layer just above the skin one and I set it to Overlay. 2 I select a Round brush, set Hardness to 60-70 per cent and the Spacing to 130-140 per cent. I put the Opacity Jitter and Flow Jitter on Pen Pressure and add Scattering. I now start painting glitter with a range of grey shades, depending on the light and shadows of the face. 3 By setting the level to Overlay, greys will interact with the skin of the character, darkening and brightening like typical dots of silver glitter. As a finishing step I select with a Hard- edged brush and add some strong light hits here and there, to emphasise the sparkle.