Thanks for all the comments
I guess I should say, thanks for all the new comments
Wow, didn't expect a DD for this, but it's nice to get.
I get asked a lot about how I color pieces. Here's a hint: it looks like paper because it is paper
Basically, I color a section of the drawing very roughly, take a scan of a cool piece of paper - graciously provided by RobG from Eatpoo - set it in a new layer, and erase the parts that fall outside the lines. If you set the texture to 'overlay', you can get the colors underneath the show through. So, in this pic, there are 3 different papers used: one for the birds, one for the bush, and a large piece that covers the whole thing. It's really a digital collage more than anything else. Everyone should try it because it's fun and easy. If you have a scanner, you can just scan your own cool handmade papers or anything else really. I feel dumb explaining this stuff because it's so easy it feels a little like cheating
Thanks again for all the comments!