Thank you so much
I generally focus around the eyes/face when shooting, and adapt my exposure according to the light there... I also tweak the auto white balance if I need to, however for this shot I left it at AWB.
I often shoot in the mid afternoon, as I find natural sunlight seems to work better for me (I just cant seem to really get a perfect shot using artificial lighting). I avoid harsh direct sunlight, as it casts too many shadows - I tend to look for a shady area or if I do need to be in the sunlight, I try to use reflectors to reduce shadows across the face.
Post processing wise I tend to increase saturation a little - which really makes the greens and pinks pop
as well as a little sharpening if I need
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Your sketch looks like it will be quite a relaxing picture when it is done
I haven't seen that anime, but I will keep my eyes peeled for it <3
Thank you again!!! I look forward to checking out your gallery