First step with gradiant
I start to add volume on the clothes
All in red is too much even for a Santa Klaus
Start to define the face and the light source!
Try details on the shirt, but it is too much.
I replaced the elf by a dog!
Adding details like the bucket and the presents!
just to see if all the values are working well...
Ii prepare a blue saturation to work for a bounce and add a depth on the little background.
digital painting with Photoshop CC on a sketch. you will find soon all the process on my instagram https://www.instagram.com/jbmongestudio/
and you can already see it on my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jbmonge