Scanned in the original sketch from my sketch book and set it up in Manga Studio 5. Lower the opacity and open another layer to start inking.
On a layer behind the other lineart layers I draw a dumpster and trash can (each on their own layer) and then copy/paste them over and flip them to make a symmetrical image. I set the lineart of the trash cans and dumpsters to a dark green in order to make the character and graffiti pop out more.
I then set up a layer for colour and start on the skin. I base out my normal colour first as a flat then decide on my light source and begin to shade. My colouring style has the shading and highlight on the same layer as the normal colour.
After I go back and add in the necessary details and highlights as well as colour in the eyes which I always leave for last.
After I create another layer behind everything and flat colour in the trash cans and dumpsters with only a second colour for some slight shading. I don't go any further because I feel it would muddle the image.
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