I apologize for this in advance. Some time ago my future brother in law requested 6 cartoon epic animal takedowns. I have decided to do the first, as he described it, for his Christmas present: Zebra strangulation with its own stripes. Here is the lined version. I plan on adding color tomorrow. I'll post the finished product then.
I decided to work on the image a bit more this afternoon. Here is the base color with no highlights and grades. What should I do to make the color more interesting?
I learned to duplicate the lines and fill them in rather than try to color without covering the lines up. After spending meticulous hours filling in the area AROUND the lines photoshop crashed and I was forced to start from my black and white save file. This time around I created several layers of lines and used those to quickly fill in the space INSIDE. Though photoshop kept crashing (my PC is dying) I managed to complete in 45 minutes what took hours before. At any rate, I've basically finished all my Christmas presents. Let the festivities begin!