For this concept I’ve changed my technique slightly. In Manga Studio, instead of having the line layer on top and the paint layer beneath, I’ve switched it so that the paint layer is on top. This means that instead of having the line layer always visible it will now disappear as I paint over the top of it. I feel that this approach will allow me closer control on areas of detail as I paint whereas before, the line-work was obscuring the paint-work.
Total time spent on this is now at 10 hours and I have just completed “Blocking In” colour: