This model girl looks dark because the drawing is a monochrome base layer on top of which I will paint rosy and flesh tones. Actually the model has quite a tan so I am going to lighten her skin up for this study. I am constantly experimenting with the best or most adaptable way to use Photoshop to render skin tone and texture, without looking too much like a photograph. I want to make sure that I get the shape-defining dark and light areas right before I color her in. I will not put dragons in this picture. Stay tuned for digital flesh.
Photoshop, 10" x 8", started on February 23.