This close up of the tray shows the multi-layered effect of the "crackle" finish. The base coat is cobalt blue. Subsequent coats of blue-green, yellow & forest green were applied, utilizing 2 different types of "crackle" media. I think the "crackle" finish draws one's eye to the green tiles, especially the Sakura "Galaxy" tiles with gold stars. The painted surfaces were sealed with 2 coats of water-based polyurethane (low VOC).
Today's Drawing Class 101: Female Anatomy | Today’s practice is devoted to body variation. A plethora of well-written essays exist examining the lack of variety in body types in comics, especially concerning female characters. I have noticed that a great many artists tend to develop a personal ideal body type, and use this for all the women they draw.