I did realize that I had completely lost the original drawing under all that digital paint. The drawing gives the character, well, character! I quickly got rid of that paint layer and did a very light coat of paint (at 2%). I must not lose that drawing! For examples of what I'm explaining you can visit Todd Harris' work at http://hog-heaven.blogspot.com/ . He only has thick patches of paint in certain areas, and then it fades off into the original line drawing. This is the effect I am trying to achieve. Unfortunately I'm still heavy-handed in Painter.