Okay, so I went from "Geez I'm terrible at this." to "Holy shit, I've done it!" in just an hour in terms of lineless art lol. The solution had actually been with me for about a week, and I never knew- The method was used for making clean shadings. Now, I'm using it to aid my lineless art endeavor.
for motivating me into trying this format. : )
What I Did:
1. Make a outlines of the desired parts/pieces. (hair, muzzle etc.) 2. Then fill it with the same color in a layer before or below it. (Make sure both layers are at 100% opacity and Normal during this step before the merge.) 3. Merge both the outline and fill layers together! Do these 3 steps for each piece.
4. After you pieces are made, put each of your pieces in separate folders. 5. Making your shading/lighting/or whatever layers above the base pieces. Remember to check the Clipping Group box for each layer above the now "base pieces"! 6. Go crazy, get creative, work it out etc!