How to paint curved glass on a space helmet

Spacesuits are fun to paint, but the helmet part can be tricky to get right, especially the glass element because you have to take into account its reflective properties, and the fact that it's transparent.

So here are a few tips to paint this element. The first thing to know is that you almost don't need to paint it. This may sound odd, but because it's transparent all you have to do is to suggest the glass element with subtle hints of light.

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Mélanie is a freelance illustrator who specialises in fantasy. She is a digital painting instructor at CGMA.