What a great class! It was really fun to mess with my original pen and ink illustration to give it some color. Thank you for explaining everything so well. I can't believe I had never heard of pasting into a layer with quick edit mode. It's clearly much easier and more effective then some of the other techniques I was using before. I also didn't realize I could lock the transparent pixels! That's so amazing to me since I only knew how to add a solid color fill. I love how this new technique works with the pen and ink to give it a watercolor feel. Thanks so much for sharing!
Here it is in grayscale and beneath that is my color exploration.