Light and detail
Things are looking much cleaner now as I add more detail. I’m always drawn to faces whenever I look at characters, so I focus on that area early on. I want the figure to be brightly lit but I still want lighting contrast within her. The lighting will become brighter, but for now I’m adding a stronger light source under her face that will hit her jawline, and catch her nose and eye sockets.
The beginnings of gold
Now I add in some of the gold. I’m not 100 per cent decided on what I want to do with the gold at this point, so I’m experimenting until I find something that sticks. I know that I want the gold to weave around the image somehow, and for now I’m just keeping the gold as a flat colour until I’ve decided. I’ll come back and add the texture later.