I made this for people who were interested to know how I developed my style, at first I was about to post a standard FAQ but then ended up with this idea, so I hope it's gonna be more useful with illustrations and a bit of history and such :3
It was a real pleasure to read your Meowmoirs They are very well written and demonstrative. And most of all so inspiring It's always very interesting to see the development of an artist over the years, but rarely find it so well presented as yours. Thanks a lot for all your effort and sharing
I've found a compromise between lineart and no lineart--you can leave the lineart in, but recolor it so that it basically blends into your image and it appears like it's not really there. Don't know if that makes you more comfortable or not, but it works for me. I used to spend lots of time reworking the lines and removing them--it is hard work, so I know what you mean. There is still a small difference between blending lineart and removing it completely--I've noticed some small details that were slightly better in some of my own pieces where I reworked the lineart completely.