More color was added, as well as a wash to unify things overall. Highlights and shadows were built, giving a stern and serious thought to light source and texture. The background was fun and consists of about 5 layers or varying gradients, each one thinned out considerably and washed onto parts of the character to tie them together, while still creating depth between them.
In speaking to our art director, he pointed out a anatomical error that can only be corrected with a drawover and re-painting. That could be fun, but I'm not sure if I have the time just yet to do it.
So, I'm sure that I could tool around with him a bit more traditionally, but have decided not to. As an exploration exercise in painting, I've learned much about patience, control and scan vs. practical. This piece could very well be pulled into Photoshop and manipulated, for now however, it'll go up on the blog.
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