Say hello to my first real go at coloring in my lines. As with any time I try to jump up a level, there are pleasant surprises and shrugged-off aspects to improve later. The w00t-to-serviceable ratio is more than good enough for me to call it done. I may pull a Draw This Again sometime after doing more fabric studies.
I used two brushes - a boring old hard round with spacing at 1%, and a textured spatter inspired by this tutorial
. The hair, skin, pale fabric, and metal layers are opaque. The rest are set to multiply to pick up some cohesion and subtle texture from the background.
9/19: Reuploaded a better quality image spruced up with textures. Texturizing is just a matter of goofing around with high enough resolution material photos and layer blending modes until you like the look. If needed, I add a solid layer with blending mode Color to recolor a texture before bringing it into the image.Original line art
, which I had to clean up somewhat after the fact.Paper textureLeather textureA good source of fabric photos
Time: Minus breaks and gear-switching, it adds up to about a month of occasional poking to dedicated grumbling. A lot of that came from improving my painting technique from arrgggggghhh to reasonable.