I did this some while ago but remember that it took me a very long time to do – particularly all the detail in the green dress with the indication of a slip or petticoat underneath.
I assume it’s either devoré velvet or some type of lace, either way it needed a delicate touch to bring through a sense of its reality. Her wrap is probably silk or chiffon.
It’s surprising what detail shows when tonality is enhanced and colour is added. I hadn’t been able to see the texture in the curtain at the back until I began to work on this photo, nor could I properly see the edging of each dress layer. And I nearly overlooked the jewellery the younger woman is wearing on her left arm.
However, I think I should have done a little more work on the older woman’s jewellery and possibly varied the colouring in the two types of fabric of her clothes. Maybe in the future. As you might guess, I often do other versions.