He was colored digitally. This was more for my own reference, as mrperson had requested a traditionally colored piece. After going in to start the process, I found myself a bit intimidated by the background work (not to mention foreground - tongues ain't easy to color as I found out!) and ended up stalling for quite some time.
Having finally (and rightfully so) been cornered by :iconmrperson" the other day through notes, I admitted my reasoning for the long wait and promised to get off my fat horse ass and get to work.
This is the result of about 8 or 9 total hours of color work. Copics and Prismas (both markers and colored pencils). The illustration work was something else entirely. Not even gonna try and figure out the time on that, since this is, after all, Take 2. o_o But, I REALLY like how this came out. So, I don't even care.