Step 5: Coloring the pattern
I started with red, and in the first picture you can see a continuous spiral that changes from red to pink, and neighboring lines going to orange, then yellow.
The next picture shows that spiral filled in, going all the way to light blue, as well as a bunch of other spirals and shapes.
The third shows a point where I filled a wedge shape with a rainbow pattern. You can see all the colors here as they go from red through the blues, greens and yellow, back to red.
I said I left the ears blank, but on their insides I added brown spirals, kind of like the inside of a person’s ears. I also added a few curls of brown “hair” to finish the pattern at the edge of the face.
The pictures of the body may show more clearly the coloring process.
The procedure for the arms are the same, however for consistency I started at the top of the arm with whatever color is closest to that point (blue, here).
As a finishing touch I signed the bottom of one foot and added the year.