This is an experiment in a new drawing technique for me. I've removed line work digitally before, but now I'm not draw those lines in the first place. Doing most of it in the hand-drawn stages is slightly more awkward than doing it digitally, but I like pencils, brushes, pens and paper.
Apart from mastering the technique, it also seems to have an effect on what colour choices work. One thing I'm noticing is that a very simple palette might work best, almost like as spot colouring. That's not quite what I have here as it's an early step. So early, I may not stick with this style!