My work process is pretty straightforward. I first research my topic, then start thumbnailing and sketching. I prefer traditional pencil or ink sketches, but digital sketching offers more flexibility. Sometimes I’ll go straight to painting with greyscale values, especially for scenes with dramatic lighting.
After clients’ feedback, I start painting digitally, refining and building up the scene layer by layer. In the very last stage, I’ll focus on details and do some color corrections.