Are you talking about the graient in the upper right corner? I just put to remind me where the light source was, that's it, I deleted the layer when my lights and shadows were almost good to me. Nothing really awesome
Nice to see the process all the way through. The changing angles. The small tweaks from beginning to end. Good to see what another artist does because a lot of times you get stuck on "Well...that leg isn't right or that head is too big..." and then it keeps you from finishing the piece.
Yes this is the tricky part with digital art, you can make correction at each step, it's good and bad. Good because everything is possible, bad because you don't make any effort on sketches to be perfectly right anymore
After years of pursuing nothing but digital, I've lately found myself longing for the old ways of pencil and erasing and happy accidents that happen when you just have to make it work because you don't have unlimited undos and layers. Maybe I'm just fine with the drawings having the warts and blemishes that make it more real.
No worries ^^ First sketch is traditionnal pen, I scanned and printed it bigger in light blue and then sketched a more detailed version on it(step 2) scanned it again, made some corrections (step 3) and inked and colored it digitaly. Sometimes I ink with pen, sometimes with the wacom tablet, I don't really have a strict process.