I'm currently working on a project that require me to finish in art style that not in what I usually do, please see below picture:
As you can see, I currently not able to draw without visible line around objects. If I remove them, I lost my vision of the shape and shading! Of course I have some clients that have no problem with it, but I think if I want to work on projects that include other people (which mean we need to use same drawing style) or someone simply want an exact WOW art style, I need to able to do it.
First, I tried to look at how other people do and imitate, and start with blur sketch, flat layers of solid color, etc... but it not working since i need shape before coloring (as how I usually do). Then I tried to masking an area that I want smooth gradient on it and start to finish it at smooth at possible, but masking area after area take too much time.
I'm currently turn back to pastel drawing, try to draw without sketch lines, but it gonna take very long time to archive something from it.
Idea about how to fix it - a work flow from sketch to smooth finish that I able to follow?