Gentle (steps) by Varian ()
Members remain the original copyright holder in all their materials here at Renderosity. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth is prohibited and is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise.
This shows the main stages in the making of "Gentle" It began when I was doodling with a gradient, and the colors were just magic for me.
I worked out the sketch and aimed to let the "pencil" portion contain the shadows on the skin. Pencil/paint - digitally, they are just two aspects of the same medium, so the combination worked very well and allowed me to focus solely on building highlights.