These are some detail shots of the new wallpaper over at Boxer Hockey. They show a little technique I’ve started to use in some of my coloring jobs to make pictures not look so flat. When most people color in a simple cel style we break up colors into different areas and this can make everything look a little stale. In real life colors are always bouncing off each other and reflecting on each other, especially when the lights get brighter. So something I do is I bleed a little of the surrounding colors onto each other if appropriate. Like Crystal’s skin onto the frog, or a little of the surfboard’s blue onto Ryan’s armpit and the red of her sarong, etc. I do this by just selecting the area and putting a very faint gradient onto the shade layer. It’s a really subtle touch but it’s something that can bring a palette together. Try giving it a shot!