That's why I usually stick to ink. Definitely get that "That could be better" feeling way too often. I think this one only happened cuz I only had pencils with me in class and there was no other way to waste time lol.
Are you considering coloring it in a computer program? I would turn the contrast all the way up to 100%, so that it's just black and white, and then I would bring it back to normal and put in a bright psychedelic color scheme. Without any gradients, of course. Just use pure colors with a bucket tool.
Before posting this version, I was playing with the lines themselves--giving them different colors and creating a pretty awesome eye-glowing effect. I didn't save the experimental version, but I may play with it again.
I'm always a bit reluctant to color in a really busy lineart because I KNOW I'm gonna make it too busy. Guess this could be a good challenge for me! I may play around with that kuler site you gave me before starting, might learn something, lol!
Would you admit a little tip to coloring busy lineart and not adding to its weight? If you like bright colors try mixing them with some neutrals. This way the bright ones will have more relief but won't drive viewers crazy...
That sounds like a good idea. I've been trying a few different things with the pic and so far have been having trouble sticking to a definite color palette because of the busy designs. Hmm, maybe I'll use a couple of neutrals as a backdrop in each grid and use my lovely brighties as accents! Brilliant! Thanks