I've been focusing on shaing and coloring techniques in Affinity Designer lately. With this Blue Cobalt Shot Glass, I used gaussian blur, layer blending modes (Color Burn and Average) and opacity to acheive the effect that I was looking for.
What methods would you use?
Thank you for all of the great input.
I'm including the following to this post:
The original image I used for inspiration
My .afdesign file so you can see the layers
Further Explanation (What I was trying to acheive)
My goal was to make this illustration as "real" as possible. I've been expirementing with Gaussian blur, gradients, blending modes and opacity to acheive realistic highlights and shading.