Here are a couple of digital doodles I did between real work and a goblin I drew while on the phone this evening. The background drawings were done for fun and experimentation, and they truthfully aren't very well thought out or executed, but they served their purpose. After I hung up the phone, I decided to scan the goblin and play around with some color for a few minutes.
I never know if the color actually improves a drawing or if it just makes it something different. Without exception, something is lost when color is added. Hopefully, something more is gained, otherwise there is no point in the color. My color skills aren't the strongest, so I have unfortunately hurt the lines more often than not. I need to figure out a way to capture the immediacy of the pencil drawing while still bringing everything to a clean, colorful finish. It is my endless struggle.