I am holding off on this because I still have to get the base tones into the figure of the faery. The last art detailing must be done together to show consistency and proper emphasis. I approach chiaroscuro with much trepidation. It comes so natural for some people but I am rather timid and am afraid to go too far and be stuck. Watercolor is not a forgiving medium.
The last purposeful exercise in chiaroscuro was doing this with Pears. It turned out pretty well, but this faery painting is more challenging because of the inclusion of the light source with a subtle secondary light source around the figure of the faery.