Layering.............. that is THE key to the way I work. Whether it is pencil, ink or paint, layering is the way to go.
I will also start to add in the greens for the mossy areas of the tree. In these areas I will also be starting to layer in the glow from the fire ball thing in her hand to the tree as well as her hair. In this phase of the painting I will tend to jump around from one area to the another, allowing some drying time in between layers of paint. I am using a sort of wet on wet thing and letting colours blend as I paint into an area, but also a more dry technique leaving more of a pure colour as well. Still only having a general over all mid grad tone to the piece, no real lights or darks.
From here on out I pick mix and choose my colours, layering them onto the page until I get to the final image.
Going back in with the white acrylics, is something that doesn't happen often for me, but actually liked the way the application worked, and will try it again in another piece