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former title - woman holding a glowing orb of light - need help figuring out how to color this properly
Hello! I used to post here some years back, typically under the name 'Believe', but I outgrew that name sometime before puberty ended...so! I already had this name registered for my e-mail, otherwise I'd re-do it as Olivera to avoid confusion with Mr. Moss, but oh well. Anyway.
I'm looking for feedback on how to do soft lighting, particularly on skin. I'm having a helluva time getting the skin right here, though it is better than my first (extremely pink) attempt. I got the idea for this from just looking at how the light of my iPhone 4 screen makes my fingers look almost glow-y in how it reflects off of them, but in a very faint and soft way. I dunno where the idea of a woman holding a ~magical glowing ball~ came from but I figured this would be a good practice painting. I'm also trying to get away from doing outline stuff digitally and learn more about painting an image, rather than drawing it and coloring it in.
I'm working on this in Manga Studio 5. The bottom is missing 'cause I was zoomed in and didn't notice the bottom was cut off from the screen. :p