So today’s post is the completed version of my latest piece. I’ve added shading and textures to bring the background and the characters to life.

 

Then I bring in background images that help me build the background colors and textures…

 

Then I begin with blending colors and adding shadows behind the characters to make it seem as if their light source make sense in regards to the background image and colors. Then I obsess over it for daysanddaysanddaysanddays. And voilĂ ! It’s done!