I’ve been enjoying my new method of working with colored pencils, so here’s another piece for you to enjoy.
First, the reference art. She is NOT nude, but it looks that way if you squint, so apologies. From Studio Grafit.
The sketch. I draw it on cheap paper so it doesn’t damage the nice paper, and I can recopy easily if I goof and have to start over:
The tracing. I erase a lot of the heavier lines to make it easy to color over:
The marker base, sans eyes because I was afraid it would bleed into the white.
I used gold glitter pen for some detail work and a white pen for the pearls and highlights.
A close up of the dress:
And a close up of the face:
It was ~7 hours of work, but I learned a lot!