FLCL is one of my favorite anime. The animations and perspective are so wild and exaggerated. I love it. For this one, I was trying to do the comic cover/movie poster sort of layout – I thought it might better represent the chaotic personality of the show – I also wanted to see if I could do such a layout. It was pretty difficult and I went through a bunch of thumbnails before I was able to come up with the line art.
The coloring was especially challenging since there wasn’t a consistent lighting – I had to decide a different direction of lighting for each character based on the composition.
I also used a very subtle Gradient Map layer a couple of times to help unify the colors as I painted.