Create an illustration with a limited colour palette

This tutorial will be a guide to producing a simple hand-drawn illustration, digitally coloured in Photoshop. The simple techniques involved make it easy to work fast, and making amendments quicker and more painless - an essential part of producing illustrations for editorial.

This illustration is part of a series based on animals exhibiting either unusual or bad behaviour. In this case, a tortoise using a baby tortoise as a crash helmet. It's a small idea, but big enough to give the illustration a bit more interest than, say, just an animal on a bicycle. Here goes...

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