Blacks and Greys

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Blacks and Greys

I add "spot blacks" - patches of black that act as shading - and also some lighter highlights to the outlines on the monsters in the foreground.

I put grey tones onto the image - both flat greys, and gradients, which are patches where one colour blends into another. Here I use gradients that blend from white to grey, to show the fall-off of light coming through the open door.

I also start to add rendering - little pen strokes to make the scene look gritty and dirty - I add score marks in the grime in the floor where the door has opened.

To make a guide for the score marks (inset), I made a set of concentric circles with the Blend Tool, then distorted them to fit the perspective grid.

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