Sup guys i’m still working on post-con commissions but just to keep you tumblr people with me here is a pen doodle of an eely mer in my travel sketchbook! Some quick colours on it that I may revisit later and make her a companion to the chubfish.
A step by step look at how I tend to colour lately! I honestly don’t have any rules for myself but I do follow this process in reasonably similar ways when I do digital art.
I am honestly a very rough painter, too- I rarely spend a lot of time smoothing things out to perfection and that final overlay layer tends to add a lot more working lines to this method. That being said, since this is just a mini-tutorial I implore the use of a little leniency on me and a little more care in using this method hahah.
EDIT: Resized because they were huuuuge hopefully this is better
This design is a work in progress, what made easy sense in my head turned into struggling to justify muscle and skeletal anatomy of these brothers! Essentially cerberus brothers- Strobos, Seneca and Statias in order from left to right. Strobos is a jerk, Statias is nicer but always on Strobos’ side and Seneca is to his everlasting agony, translator for both his awful brothers.
They have a longer reach than him and thus can move them around without Seneca’s will, keep things out of his reach etc- but they can’t interact with the world around them on a social level without his help. They play nice at a bare minimum level with each other.
I have some other scribbled messy doodles in train sketchbooks around but it’s more reference for myself than anything quality to show hah.