This is the last bit of post-processing for the Garden Scene painting posted here... [link]
...which is the last segment of the @CameliaGirls OP sequence as can be previewed here: [link]
The scene features Kana and Miharu sleeping peacefully over a blanket under the shade of a tree. This image, along with the Beach Scenes and the Character Intros, was originally outsourced to save on time -- but due to a number of reasons, I eventually had to pull the commission and retake this painting under my wing.
Although primarily worked on in MyPaint, this last segment was completed in GIMP due to the requirement for image editing and light rendering capabilities. The goals were three fold...
1) enhance the tree shading over Miharu and Kana.
2) increase the overall brightness and contrast of the image at large to blend better with the Anime setting while still retaining some faux photo-realistic elements. This will likely be the doctrine for the revised watercolour backgrounds from now on.
3) Add a brilliant light source for greater picture warmth -- while perfectly possible to do this in MyPaint, it's easier to accomplish this with GIMP's Gradient Flare filter.
This final post-processing now concludes work on this image. While not perfect, it's good enough for the OP sequence it's intended for (it will require this panoramic shot above, plus a close-up shot for a brief 2 second pan). The end of the OP sequence is now looking closer than ever.