man this picture got a RIDICULOUS amount of notes for the amount of time its been up
so i thought i may as well share my process since i actually remembered to save duplicates as i was working on it
1). drew one lemongrab and then copy and pasted it bam now you’ve got both
2). CUT UP THOSE LEMONS. also they’re holding their pinkies together
3). redid the line art with a smaller, pressure-senstive brush so it actually looks decent, filled in the base yellow and black background
4). new layer, added in the blacks and whites of their clothes ( but it’s actually dark brown and light yellow … !!!!!!!! ), eyes, etc. let some yellow show through.
5). new layer set to multiply with the opacity down a bit, used a dark brown to put in the shadows.
6). new layer, put some aqua-ish blue in there because there was way too much dang yellow for me to handle. also put some orange/red on their faces to make them flushed in the cheeks and give them a bit more life.
7). FLATTEN ALL THE LAYERS, and then just work the entire thing up, adding in darker and lighter tones, blending all those colours together by sort-of crosshatching. i don’t really know how else to describe it
8). lemon juice and other final touches and whatnot