Here we are!
Detailing it up.
I start to really lighten up the colors to make it all more readable, while still paying close attention so that the skin stays darker than the hair.
Now I start overlaying some nicer colors and shading with a brush or two. Here’s where the game gets interesting.
It’s now that I start to really just build up colors, starting with a pretty dark and dull pallet, I build up into something better.
I take a picture and upload it to Photoshop. There I play with the levels till it’s at least mostly black and white, after which I take the magic wand tool and remove most of said white. That’s how I get my final linework.
Turning that linework to multiply mode, I do some really quick color block outs, mostly just with the lasso tool.