First colours on her skin tones
I import the value study to my new canvas as a Normal layer and then lock it to avoid painting on it. I create a Soft Light layer above this one, which acts as a transparency as I start painting the skin tones on her face, using an Airbrush tool. I don’t use any texture effects at this early stage.
Eyes and eyebrows
To paint eyes and eyebrows I create a Normal layer above the others, set my brushes on a low Opacity (between 20 and 30 per cent) and use them on the spotlights, detailing the iris, and creating moisture effects and shadows. I use Manga Studio’s Pencil and Rough Pencil, Soft Airbrush, Smooth Watercolor and a customised brush to add texture to the iris.