Chang­ing el­e­ments

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I in­tended to have the char­ac­ter hold­ing a lan­tern, but you’ll see that the pose of her hands has changed. The lan­tern is ditched and in­stead, her hands be­come the cen­tre of the golden threads and the light source be­comes am­bigu­ous. I don’t like to change a pose mid­way through, but I think it’s bet­ter to ad­dress el­e­ments that don’t work, even if that means re­paint­ing ar­eas.

Cloth­ing tweaks

The paint­ing is pro­gress­ing nicely, but the cen­tre of the im­age is look­ing a lit­tle empty. I want to add more bright­ness and I de­cide to go with some floaty, semi-trans­par­ent dress sleeves. I find it best to paint these in nor­mal Opac­ity and then softly erase/re­duce the Opac­ity, which cre­ates the see-through ef­fect. I’m adding in a rim light around the edges to make sure they still stand out, though.

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