Like picking a color palette, I feel this is a stage that mostly falls down to personal preference - I kept the brushwork loose and splotchy in places like the walls and floor, but got a bit more fussy with the characters. My major concern at this stage was keeping the characters and objects readable while also keeping the brushwork pretty vibrant and natural feeling.
A little further in I had enough of the background painted that I could start fussing around with details. Unlike the previous smaller paintings I've done this month, I found myself doing little to no color adjustments with levels and filters as I was painting. COLOR THUMBNAILS: PRETTY USEFUL.
After finishing most of the color on the characters and background, I spent a great deal of time cleaning up the character lineart and shading to make them stand out a bit more.