I need ideas, since I'm a mangaka in training. I'm learning color techniques right now. I want my color work to be something around a Hinako Takanaga/Ashika Sakura/Typical shojo sparkly/3D-ish look.
The things I've learned so far:
She does most (or, if not all) her illustrations in watercolor/colored ink. (Aw-man, its looks so darn gorgeous!) And she inks them first as well.
Hinako Takanaga-sensei has a sweet, gentle josei/shoujo blend look to it. I looks like mainly watercolor. I want to somehow add that LOOK in my color work (without fully imitating her of course! THAT WOULD BE DISRESPECTFUL!).
And I want some girly-ness like Nase Yamato... and Arina Tanemura.