3 Introduce colour
Using Clipping Masks I make new layers set to Multiply and Color Dodge. By using big Soft brushes on these layers I’m able to introduce colour and push the sense of light further without losing my line drawing yet. Multiply layers are useful for making areas darker and Color Dodge mode is useful for bringing out areas of light. Big brushes allow for a smooth look, which I find ideal for painting on top of. I consider this stage to be a digital underpainting.