14 Lighting effects and finish
After the bulk of the painting has been completed, I can now focus on adjusting the lighting and values for the best read. The idea is to tweak the balance of the piece just in terms of value, to achieve the clearest read. I also add a rim light to the sitting character’s face because I feel she’s become slightly lost in the painting, even though I’ve put a dark shadow behind her. Finally, I add a noise filter to tie the painting together.