8 The darkest darks and lightest lights
I fill in the blanks. Sometimes I use Content Aware fill for this task: it’s an amazing tool. Finally I can start painting. I can’t wait to get my hands on the ship’s surface. It’s also good to put my first marks here because it’s a focal point of my picture, where I can establish my darkest darks and my lightest lights. This will help me when judging what colours to use in the rest of the painting.