Here's something beneficial to students looking to see how the process of going from a rough concept sketch to a finished colored design can work. Thanks to Ariel Acosta for providing this sample. Ariel's been featured previously on the Academy's blog on September 20.
Ariel started with his blue line drawing of a character he's created that serves as a mascot character for him. In drawing 2, he's develeoped a clean up sketch and scanned it as a digital file. In 3, he's established a gray tone shadow layer. In 4, he's colored his original clean up drawing and in 5, combined the color with the gray scale shadow layer. In 6, he established his highlights. Click on the image for a better view.
Ariel did a fine job with this demonstration and I thank him for making it available for our students and visitors to enjoy and to learn from.