I have the opportunity to work on several fun projects and so I'll show you step-by-step photos of the one I just finished. While I work on my projects in different ways, this sequence just shows how this one was created.
Sketch: (which was sent to the client to show them what I'm thinking). I then get some input from the client and brainstorm some of my own ideas before I start the painting.
Add details. Make sure the perspective and all the lines are straight and look right.
Paint the colors. This painting was done with watercolors. I also painted the background with an acrylic black to make it absolute.
Then I added the black outlines and a few more details with acrylic paint:
After, I put the painting into the computer and digitized the background to make it a complete black because the paint just wasn't doing it enough.
That's my progress. I love seeing how things change and I think the painting is much more dynamic than the sketch, don't you?