So, I decided that I really, really didn’t care for the yellow in Lylyth’s hair. It looked like a bumble bee, and the yellow just didn’t fit with her look. So, I whited out the yellow, used an Asurman Blue wash to cool the hair and then carefully picked out the hair strands in white. The result is loads better.
I also didn’t care for how the feathers looked like an afterthought – they were simply outlined in white. So, I used the same wash to essentially ink their borders and darken them a bit. Then, I went back over the white outlines. The contrast is much sharper, and the eye is drawn a bit more towards the feathers. Again, I think the model looks better. Here’s the shot:
This was the focus tonight – fixing Lylyth. There are still a few details to pick out – the doodads hanging from her waist, a wash and re-highlight on the armor, and something on the quiver. I’m also debating a bit of grey dusting around the edges of her cloak to weather it a bit since it’s so tattered.
- What you think about these changes to Lylyth?
- What wash you think would look best on the armor: blue, black, brown or red?
- Should I weather the cloak?
As an added incentive to post a comment, here’s a teaser for what’s next!