I will use my “Custom Watercolor Brush” to paint the characters.
▼ See part one for details on my custom brushes.
I paint the pattern on the Jabberwocky.
Earlier, I used a pattern and mesh transformation for the flags because they are in the distance and don’t need added texture.
Since this is a closer part and is the skin of a living thing, I want to add some texture, I paint the pattern by hand so that it is slightly irregular.
I think that this checkered pattern really suits Alice in Wonderland, so I’ll use it a lot in this picture.
Keeping in mind the perspective, I paint the front squares larger, making them smaller as they get further away.
Again, I don’t use a simple white and red pattern, but use a range of shades from pinkish reds to orangey tones.
Now I’ve finished the pattern on the Jabberwocky.
 Mushroom and Cheshire Cat
Next I’ll paint the mushroom.
To make the lines softer, I copy the line art layer and blur it ([Filter] menu > [Blur] > [Gaussian blur] > set blur to “12”), then stack the two layers.
This gives the lines a bit of texture and creates a softer effect.
Then, I paint the pattern. There aren’t any areas that need a particularly strong texture, so I use my “Custom Watercolor Brush".
Next, I’ll paint the Cheshire Cat in the background.
The Cheshire Cat casts a blue shadow on the three characters on the mushroom.
 Scattered cards
Next I’ll paint the base of the scattered cards. I blur the lines here too for a softer effect.
 Adding a border to characters
I add a border to all the characters to make them stand out a bit more.
I’ll make some more adjustments later, but for now the background is done. Now I’ll move on to the next stage.