My writing brain turned off, and my graphical brain, which isn't very good at time, turned on the other night as I worked on this. And the next thing I knew, the milk delivery guy was banging away at the milk box. Oommph. I put the milk away and went to bed and in the morning, John laughed and laughed when he found the milk in the fridge instead of in the delivery box.
Marourin that she gave me permission to color.
I think I'm getting better at it, at least a little more confident about wider color ranges for various things, including getting the shadows much deeper than my first inclinations are.
It was odd but amusing to make the background much darker than I have so far and get that almost 'painted on velvet' look for Grimmjow. I think he has those kind of tastes, velvet paintings and high collars and cheap beer... *laughs*
I used my little Bamboo tablet again with GIMP and I'm liking the results enough that I'm getting a little confidence in my ability to get shading correct on these simpler portraits. I was really scared of 'inking' much less 'coloring', and now I'm less so, and I need to just keep practicing my sketching, I think. Not that I'm up to Marourin's level, in the least, but now at least I think I'll be able to support what I can draw...