Sep 12, 2021
Practiced Coloring
Inked a new page in the Cthulu Coloring Book.

For the initial base coloring, I used mid-tone hues for the fabric and snakeskin. The fabric is mostly Blue Slate and the snake skin is Burnt Ochre. I wanted the glyphs in the background to have a faint glow to them, so I used a lighter-toned ink outline for each of them. The outer glyphs were Pink and the inner glyphs were Rhodamine (or maybe Mulberry?)

After the base coloring, I did two passes of contrasting tones.

The first pass of contrast was to add darker colors (Violet on top of Blue Slate, Carmine Red onto the mantle, Burnt Umber onto the individual scales) to add more contouring. 

The second pass, I used neutral tones -- warm greys for the mantle and snakeskin, and cool greys for the cloak. I had to do a couple layers to get the tone I wanted.

think I am done. I may want to go a little bit darker still. It's always terrifying making it darker because you can never undo it.