This is a project that had been on hold for ages. I began with redoing the lineart some time before Christmas and getting down some base colors (neglecting school work to do so, lol). And then........I didn't touch it for about 5 months (aka: the spring semester >_> ). But with school ending a few weeks ago I was finally able to get onto giving the vector more life with the highlights, shadows, and such. On this project I tried a different method of coloring than I've previously used, utilizing gradients to help soften the transition between color shades (something that has been a problem of mine). Everything was done in PS CS2. Original artwork is copyright to its respective owner(s).
Anyway, this is what the original scan looked like: [link]