Colors, finally. It's probably too heavy-handed, way too contrasty, and a little unbalanced — but I pushed as hard as I could with this phase. Jake talks about studying and analyzing artists whose work you enjoy, and I've been trying to figure out Robert Valley for forever. Thankfully, he published a little PDF about his process on his Oscar-nominated (and hopefully, winning!) short, Pear Cider and Cigarrettes, and he was pretty thorough in how he approaches his shading. It's amazing how much he wrings out of a few simple tools.
I struggle to find a balance between flat designed cartoon simplicity and dimensional rendering, but this is one of the first times I've felt alright with what I've done with shapes and shading.