Ha! I told you
I would revisit this painting of Misty eventually. I still wanted to give this drawing a cool blue palette from my first attempt
, and my recent habit
of recording myself paint gave me further incentive to take one last shot at this with my originally planned background: Cerulean Gym. This is my first time painting the background in greyscale before applying a gradient map to add colour, and it's a testament to the kind of palettes you can accomplish with careful use of the feature. I'm also getting better at using the Linear Dodge blending mode for luminescence, but I find it more suited for amorphous backgrounds than ones with structural edges that might show through transparent layers. I hope to learn a few more tricks in openCanvas from Portalgraphics members to improve subsequent illustrations. I'm pleased to say that after two years, I'm finally
satisfied with the way this turned out. YOU CAN WATCH A PLAYBACK OF THIS PAINTING HERE.