Wow, this was a challenge! Jeff hit me with a +fav on something a few weeks ago, which prompted me to check out his very impressive gallery. I told him if he ever fancied seeing my colours on something of his, I'd be more than happy to oblige. I had my eye on a couple of other simpler pieces, but he suggested this one ... and I'm ultimately glad he did. So much fun to colour! There are so many different, well-established light-sources in this image, but without too many heavily-rendered shadows, so I was free to play with some really solidly defined dynamic lighting. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing with it, but once I got going, it all just flowed so easily. I think I've also managed to use this to refine my working process a bit too - I kinda did the toning on this backwards to how I normally do things (gradients & effects, then rimlights, then toning), and I think it's worked out fairly well. Actually, if I'm being honest, I'm really quite proud of my colouring on this. Hope you guys like it too.
I definitely suggest full-view/download on this one, but it's probably wider than most screens. Totally worth it tho (I think).
Anyway, original lines [link]
colours by me