Something I notice often is how natural the shadows look. You're doing them in PS afterwards, am I right? That's already painter's work, I think. And the backgrounds, are you taking them yourself from the game? Cause they ALWAYS match the characters, not vice versa.
The shadowing is the worst part! On a few very rare occasions I could use the shadows in XPS when they seemed to fit. But most of the time, yeah, I paint them myself. And for the most part it's a ridiculous game of luck. Make a stroke, does it look right? No. Erase. Start over. This looks tight. Another stroke. and so on.
So thanks, it's very pleasing to hear it looks good enough
Oh well, I already guessed and guessed right like it seems. Would do it the same way, or try in the same way! Wouldn't have thought you had to do this, though. I mean, I guessed, but this is the ugly truth. I knew it was hard, but I hoped for another way.