Allrighty, moving forward on this pic:
The commissioner requested a lot of glowing special effects, so I went with a dark evening-shading gradient to make the bright stuff pop. Then I painted in the light sources, a la the Big Glowing Gems. The hedgehog guy has a purple scythe and (I think) glowy blue stripes. (I have to check on the glowy blue stripes thing.) Anyway, I wanted a bunch of colors, so a bunch of colors we shall have. 🙂
Blocked in the colors on the main character …
Started the blending by scribbling in the midtone blue around the edges …
And then smear it all together with the wonderful tool called Just Add Water.
The nice thing about shading a character that’s black, on a black background means that all you do is put on the highlights and you’re done.
So easy! I love coloring on dark backgrounds.
Tis not finished yet, obviously, but it’s a lot closer than it was.