Colour and costume
Next up is colours. I merge the lines and shadows layer and set the Blending Mode to Color Burn. This keeps the shadows in place and so I just need to carefully add normal colours. One picture here is with a Color Burn layer (A), the other is just a colours layer without shading (B). As I’m adding more details I start to thinking about her costume. I’ve got it! I think she’s a DJ, playing electronic music. So I want her costume to feel digital and futuristic, but not too robotic or crazy (C). You can see my first rough of the costume here, but I later ditch this look because it’s resembles a mech power suit. (D).