After many, many hours of highlighting, shading, tinting, contrasting, editing, painting-over, re-highlighting, re-shading, etc…. we have the current state!
Definitely a lot of progress, though next time I need to plan out whether a piece is going to be a full illustration or just quick character… by failing to plan that portion out I’ve added hours upon hours of unnecessary time to this painting.
Anyway, this transition was pretty ugly and took a loooong time to do but it did add some nice details and gave me an opportunity to add a nice background (no, it’s not done yet) and some fun lighting with atmospheric effects. I’m honestly not sure where the background is going at the moment… the whole empty expanse is just not working for me. Also, I definitely needed to add a shadow, so in the end it was a plus.
Anyway, I’ll let you judge for yourself- let me know what you think!