no, wait! i've got it--!
the sand back where slate lives isn't exactly stable enough to hold a volleyball net, not to mention the wind. so what better summer activity than beach volleyball, round robin style? of course, poor slate is terrible at it. the others wind up making him the referee instead.
anyway, for his outfit i went with his base colors -pink and blue- again. i was originally doing full hawaiian pattern shirt, but decided it looked better with flowers just at the bottom. and those sunglasses are adorable- and useful, when you're looking into the sunset during a volleyball game!
i just had to go the hard route, for both of my entries, didn't i? i've never drawn a sunset scene, so i struggled with basically everything that wasn't lines and base colors. choosing sunset colors? who fucking knows. choosing shadow colors? and highlighting technique? wild guess until you get it right. ambient glow? go crazy. and in the end, half the layers i drew are turned off and some of the ones that remain are at like <50%.
round, which is round two.