Bringing in more detail
An easy way to show details, such as the trim of her little pouch, is to draw using solid colours first. The Layer Effects option enables me to add shadows and shading to this block-out without painting them. I use Inner Shadow and Drop Shadow for the trim. I make sure that the colour and angle of the shadows matches the scene and my lighting scheme.
Making use of layering and overlapping details
Selections are a key part of my painting process. For the detail on her torso I draw the pattern without any perspective and then copy and mirror it, before applying it on her body. I then use the Transformation tool to make it fit her body. I notice that the ribbon isn’t entirely readable, so I add another knot. This technique of layering and overlapping objects helps to make the painting more visually interesting and creates depth.