I tried to build the image up from a warm underpainting towards the brightest spots. It is very interesting to see how he uses greys on some edges to help make the form turn away from the viewer.
Also I am trying to get used to the Mixer Brush in Photoshop lately. It feels like a different approach to painting, since picking the right spot to load the brush makes a lot of difference to the outcome and calls for a new approach to painting. At least for me it does. Also it is a lot of fun and you should try it if you can and haven't already!
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I will share information about workflow, my insights into image-making or just general thoughts and rants about being an artist.