I'm still going through all my pages and putting down the flat colors so I thought I'd share another trick that I have learned. In an earlier post I mentioned that you should start by flatting your background elements and work towards the foreground and today I wanted to show you an example to demonstrate just how much time this can save you.
In the example above you can see just how carelessly I put down the skin tones on my character. The reason I can get away with this is because I need to come back over top of the area anyway when I'm adding color to the characters shirt. There is absolutely no reason why I need to stay underneath the original line art on boarders that I will need to retrace anyway.
I know it doesn't seem like much but it will save you countless amounts of time in the long run!
Tip of the day- Back up your work! It hasn't happened to me yet but I can just imagine what it would feel like to loss all this hard work and time. Save a copy and store it on another computer or a stand alone hard drive.