I tried something new with this painting. I recently learned a cool watercoloring-technique where you map certain colors to certain values. Yellow is light gray, red is medium grey, blue is dark grey. Then I started painting using those colors in the beginning and translating the values I saw in the source into the colors mapped for that value. Of course I had to simplify the values I saw first.
After a while I realized that using blue wouldn't cut it for the darkest darks and yellow wouldn't suffice to be the lightest lights. At least not for what I intended, which was a full range of values. So I used black and white too.
Also with this I used a custom made brush especially for cross-hatching. And I worked loosely and fast, overpainting all the time.
Now that I look at it, I see a lot of "mistakes", but it was fun and I like the vibrancy of the colors.
If you are interested in the water-coloring-technique, check out this guy's channel:
Cheers and have a great week :)
Edit: I should mention that this was done in CMYK - mode because I was annoyed by a lot of colors, looking like they where glowing from the inside. Sometimes, this may be desired, but I find that more often than not it makes paintings like a bit fake. Try it if you haven't, do a painting in CMYK and tell me how you like it.
In Photoshop go to: Image > Mode > CMYK Color, to change the setting.
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