A detailed figure within a scene
1 Rough sketch
Before starting every project, I take some time to visualise my painting. That’s one reason why I don’t spend too much time on details, because as I already have the overall look and design in my mind. I work on a rough layout and basic design; the line art will be covered up with colour later on.
2 Base colours
This is my colour design stage. I play around with basic colours, and mix and match different colour settings to achieve the right combinations. There have been times when I’ve changed the entire colour scheme halfway through the painting process, so nothing is set in stone until I’m finished.
3 Introducing details
When it comes to detail painting, it’s crucial to study the materials on show, because each have different highlights, ambience and shadows. I enhance the main character, giving her a stronger contrast and emphasising the colours compared to the rest in order to make the figure stand out.