beautiful piece, I've been wondering, but how do you do like the outline effect around the person and the objects? Like it just feels like the whole painting is in a state of unity, I've been trying to get that effect for awhile but I was always stumped. Did you just like paint the lines over the lineart? If you may respond I would be grateful. Thank you.
I don't trace the lines before coloring. So I have two ways to keep the lines not jumping out: 1) paint the lines afterwards with neighboring colors of the lines, and with the same brush used in coloring. 2) I paint the sketch with grey lines in a separate layer, and later change the layer mode to "multiply", then merge this layer with the color sketch, and start refining the whole painting on the same merged layer. (It's somewhat harder to edit the painting later, eg. changing colors)
For such a circumstance I would browse through beautiful paintings done by other painters. Then the desire of painting will come back to me. If the art block is a feeling of "not be able to get an idea or theme", I think doing some imagination exercise would help. Such as reading a book and generating scenarios in mind.