Step-by-step: Put together a simple lighting scheme in Photoshop
1Starting my illustration with a loose line sketch, followed by the local colours enables me to focus on the design as opposed to painting form and values. To add to the lighting challenge, I decide to give this nymph opalescent white eyes!
2Next I add the key light, cast from the right to show the contours of the face. I use a mixture of adjustment layers set to Saturation and Overlay so that I can add some colour effects while maintaining the local colours that I painted previously.
3I then add the fill light from the left to bring out the form of the shadowed side, while a blue rim light coming in from the bottom left simulates the back-light. I adjust the background colour and value to complement the colours of the character.