Refine the anatomy
I separate the figure and background onto two layers, then lock the background layer while painting on top of the figure layer and gradually merge the new layers down. I set the new painting layers as Normal for lit areas and Multiply for shadows. Using a Hard Round brush that’s set to 30 per cent Opacity and 60 per cent Flow provides a good amount of softness. Because the colour rough is very sketchy, lots of areas still need more definition and corrections. Before I spend a lot of time on details, it’s important to get the anatomy of the figure right first.