Fill your scene with light
1 Once I finish the sketch of the image I start laying down the flat colours. I save myself a bit of time by ensuring that they’re slightly saturated. During this part of the painting process I decide on the location of my light source. Then I’m ready to begin rendering the composition. 2 Because I’ve chosen to place my light source at the top of the picture, my objects will cast long and dark shadows. Furthermore, because the light that I’ve chosen is very pale, cold and strong, my shadows will be warm and dark and very definite. 3 Once the rendering and the details are completed, I add small touches of green light, reflected from the wall, on to the dress of the character. Finally, I emphasise the light source’s strength by adding a bright halo around the surfaces already affected by it.