I ended up using Photoshop for the tights, but finished it in corel as I am more comfortable just painting in details. Photoshop is still a work in progress for me as it is best used for image manipulation but a lot of the time I prefer to get that nice 'painterly' vibe. The sketch is from my sketchpad, and the focus for this colouring exercise was on textures relating to feathers, silk, lace and satin.
|Sketch version - bit small as scanner settings got mucked up (Hilbo)|
|Inked version - bit cleaner and didn't include background shapes - Hilbo|
|Coloured with textures - Hilbo|
Her face was meant to be a little less harsh, it started off relatively soft in the sketch but moved into being slightly pouty and slightly off. As for the hair, it did start off a clear 'shape' but evolved as an after thought as the focus was on textures.
Anyway, some sparkle got in there and for a swinging from the ceiling 1920s dancer ya gotta have sparkle.