So for this image I applied the same technique as I’ve been using since the “Tribesman” image: This involves masking selectively, and getting a little texture from the brushes.
This time I added selectively-masked-out washes of solid colour (above). As I said before, I laboured a little bit over the design of elements. This is because composition for me is sometimes like crawling through the dark. Sculpting objects seems to come naturally to me – the constant correcting of something already laid out, but to arrive at an overall lighting/colour schema all at once seems herculean at times.