I rapidly outstripped my Gimp/inkscape knowledge on this one. I know this needs to have a gradient to adequately light all the way to the top. What I don’t know is the optimal way to get there. Obviously deeper at the top is the goal.
However, what is the best approach? The figures represent my cousin and his wife, they are avid Cosplay participants. So I combined their two passions.
Would it be possible to engrave the image as it is? with the 3d engrave function? I would be ok with filled outlines for the images.