Was a really interesting project. Learned a few new tricks. I really struggled with the lighting and black and white painting. It's a bit confusing for me. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I made 2 attempts, the first one I tried the black and white painting technique.. Not happy at all how it turned out. My second attempt I used darker and lighter values of my base color. Still not totally happy but its a better result for me. I guess I just need to do more explorations.. Any critique/suggestions and feedback is welcome.
Here is a few thumbnails I did.
I have chosen the fist thumbnail. Think it was my 12 or 12 thumbnail drawing.
I decided to go for a top left lighting source.
Here is my first attempt with the black and white painting.
Here is my second attempt with the darker and lighter values of the base colors.