I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before.
I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her clothes, body).
This was a problem when i tried to colour it - the lines weren’t closed, since that would mean having to double over some of my lines? For example, if I wanted to close the knee on our left, would it mean I have to somehow double over the left line of the arm that’s touching it?
I ended up somehow using Live Paint to fill in the spaces, but it was really difficult and unintuitive. I can't even remember how it worked out, but it took hours.
I’ve had suggestions to switch to Photoshop for this kind of drawing, but I enjoy the sharp lines and flexibility of working with vectors.
What’s a good way to work around the issue of ‘closing’ the lines without doubling over lines that are already drawn?
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: If anyone else stumbles on this (beginner's) issue, I was shown another way to draw vector images on Illustrator without using Live Paint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvOX9nQgXus Watch from 12:34.
They also expand the strokes and merge them together, but manage to colour it without Live Paint.