I'm a complete beginner in Adobe Illustrator. I've drawn a clean lineart of a drawing with the pen tool and I'm now filling it with colours. However, I would like to give the drawing a hand-painted appearance with imperfect edges.
I'm basically trying to achieve the shame appearance as the flower pot in this image:
Of course, I could achieve a similar result by applying a Roughen effect to my shape, but I've got specific brushes I'd like to use the outline of for my shapes.
How do professional artists achieve this look when drawing an artwork? The only solution I see is applying the specific stroke I want to my shape, then fill it with colour, then go Expand Appearance and Pathfinder > Unite so my shape gets the edges I want.
Is this a commonly used method, or is there a more effective way to go about it? Thank you.