Sketch and underpainting with a dark/neutral tone
Roughly drop in some local colors
Start refining shapes, focusing on brush stroke direction to match form or draw interest
Finalize a focal point, start adjusting edges, then push to refined final
A guard photo study,
Been enthralled with Craig Mullins' work on Age of Empires over the years and thought I'd take a crack and learning some techniques and tips from the master!
WIP/steps included as well