Using the clipping tool, select all the white areas of your pattern and delete them. There are other ways to do this but you won’t get the same level of accuracy. Then select all of the white base level and flood it with a colour that looks good. You can use a gradient or anything you wish here, including imagery.
Repeating the techniques explained earlier start to add more elements – both hand drawn and photographic to build up a better composition. Be careful not to add too much as the next few steps will add more complexity to other areas. Just have fun here.
Now, it’s time to draw some illustrations for the body. To make it easier simply print out your piece as it stands and draw the doodles directly over the top using a lightbox (or TV) and tracing paper, then scan them in. Keep these to the same feel as the others you did previously.