Here, I move on to creating my finished illustration.
The basic workflow in this step is as following: lower the opacity of the layer I want to tidy up, create a new layer on top of it, and draw clean lines.
I may occasionally erase and redraw rough lines so I can use them in the final version.
A. Tidying up the character
First, I clean up the rough draft of the body and the face of the main character. I continue to use the thin “Chalk” pen for the lines.
I’ll use this stage to fix the shape of the clothes, so I also draw lines for parts that are hidden by the clothes.
I lower the opacity of the upper layers so I can see the face and body more easily.
While adding more details, I adjust the rough lines.
At the same time, I redraw the make up around the eyes and add some blush.
For parts that require a solid fill, I will use the “Triangle brush”.
I draw the outline of the hair in a solid line, then color inside while leaving visible brush strokes.
After filling in the color, I add lines to represent the flow of the hair.
B. Tidying up the umbrella
This umbrella isn’t just transparent; instead, I imagine it reflecting the colors of the character and the sweets, so I used these colors for the lines.
I took care to recreate the transparency and shine of the plastic umbrella while painting with the triangle brush.
I finish up the rest of the character in the same way.