Adjusting the details
■1. Adjusting line color
I changed the color of the line art.
Making a layer above the “line color” layer, I clipped it and changed the line art’s colors to match the surrounding colors.
■2. Details and highlights
I made a layer with lower opacity above line drawing and drew a cloud with [Darker pencil].
I added the highlights to the hair with [Darker pencil] while checking the overall balance.
Since I was concerned about the empty space around the upper left of the screen, I reused the plant line art.
I scattered cherry patterns in the background.
I added highlights of white droplets with [Darker pencil] over the whole illustration.
Now I’ve finished all of the main painting steps.
The layers currently look like this.
 Overall color adjustment
After combining all the layers, I adjusted the colors using [Edit] menu → [Tonal Correction] → [Color balance].
I usually move the bars closer to red, magenta, and yellow.
Finally, I made a new layer and added the layer effect [Border of watercolor] to create some smudges.
People sometime ask me why I do this, and it’s because my works tend to be flat. By doing this, I think I am adding an organic feel to the image.
The illustration is complete after I merged the smudged image.