I've started practising with watercolours again, but I'm always so paranoid about ruining the picture with my sloppy lazy colouring skills, that I scan the line art before adding colour.
I used golden acrylic for the background pattern, unfortunately it doesn't look that good scanned. :(
The character below is from a PS2 game Odin's Sphere. I don't draw that much fan art these days, but I just couldn't resist drawing Velvet.
I actually prefer the non-coloured... Still so much to learn! D: