Making of Bronze Dragonby Kerem Beyit
Now we can use highlights, first I paint the big parts that should
get light with a small soft round airbrush. You don't have to choose
a very light color, you can always go back and use dodge tool for
increase the light volumes.
Now I paint the sharper parts with a thin hard round brush and
a lighter volume. You don't have to apply highlight to the whole
figure, the important thing is to illuminate the parts you want
After the highlighting stage, I apply fog to the front and behind of
the figure, this will fix the attention only on the face and will help
you without wasting time with lower parts of the painting.
Lastly, I use dodge to shine up the highlight brightness values,
I play with brightness contrast and color correction values as well,
lighten the background a bit more with my fire brush and since the
creature's neck seems too bulky, I finished the illustration by making
it more curled.