i spent the last 2,5 days on drawing this in photoshop - and without any use of the lasso tool (except from one time, in the end, when i gave up (on the grass))! and no use of the paintbucket either. haha. but it went better than i thought it would, at least.
EDIT: and of course this doesnt really make any sense unless you know, that i usually always draw the line on paper, scan it, colour it in photoshop using the paintbucket and lasso tool.
and that i have never done a picture like this in photoshop before. ever.