2 Generate quick studies
Next, I do some rough sketches and studies to help me determine the contents of the jar that she’s holding. I want to achieve that creepy-cool luminescent effect, so I study photos available online of creatures and foetuses preserved in glass jars of formaldehyde.
Notice that a glass filled with liquid has a lot of gradients where you’d expect flat values. While rendering soft features like that of a baby, it helps to keep the values in a close range.