The next few posts are going to make it look like I colored this in an orderly fashion. This wouldn’t be accurate. I often jump between layers and change techniques as I go along. I may have to be more orderly in the future though. My ancient iMac is having trouble processing files larger than 100 megs. Lately large files have gotten corrupted and I’ve had to spend part of my work time correcting the corruption before I could do new work.
Anyway. The first step in coloring is to lay down color. If you use all the colors of the rainbow you’ll find your illustration looks awfully busy. Less is more, y’know. Usually I pick a color range I’m going to use predominately (in this case, uh, gray, maybe) and a color range I’m going to avoid (red and green).