Now that I've blocked in all the colors, I begin to work on some of the shading and details. I decided to periodically stand the 3 panels up together, in the order they will be put together, to make sure they are flowing nicely. I did not do that with the 3 Geisha Girls and discovered when it was way too late, that one was really a bit too small in size and should have been adjusted. :-(
Now, remember... NONE of these panels are anywhere near finished! This is just the work in progress.
I ordered these three rolls of foils from Prismatic Studios for this job, thinking I'd use the gold for the background, but decided it was just too dark of a gold and too harsh looking. I'll use all three of these, but much more sparingly than I had originally thought.
Same with her bracelet. Gems to follow.
On the gold dress, I have an overlay piece of the dress taped out and have applied glass bead gel in a striae pattern. This is to make it look like there is a sheer beaded fabric over the bottom portion of the dress. I also added the bead gel to everyones shoes, for more glitz!
It has taken me forever to come up with an idea I really like for the bottom portion of these panels, but I have finally found something that I think I will really like. This is just the basecoat... don't panic.