About time I just dug in and finished. I did the outline for the pixel bit before going to the office yesterday, and then I spent most of the time after my appointment doodling Van all over notebook paper. I'll share those tomorrow.Talk about a mix of digital media.
!! I really need to work on my lack of painting skills.
Pens to outline his face, oils for the color (details brushes for most things and my own custom brush for his hair), all text, my signature.
Photoshop: Outlines (the blue crap surrounding most things) smegging with his name, final save to PNG.
MSPaint: All pixel work. His hoodie was not as hard to shade as it may seem. I HATE MAKING MY OWN PALETTES
Fonts from Dafont (yes, including the symbols)
..it's not the best, but it does show how far I've come in four years: [link]
Gee whiz. I should probably redraw Kemo and Mary for a side-by-side comparison for my deviantART birthday. 'Cause, you know, it's in four days.