Process for this piece.
I didn't have a particularly solid idea when I sat down, but I pretty much blocked out the shapes I wanted with my very first few brushstrokes and went with it from there. I don't work with linework like this that
much but it's quite fun!
Though it does sort of throw me off a bit when it comes to the painting stage, just because it can be hard to decide how much rendering I want to do and how much I'm happy to leave the linework show through.
Apologies too, that the first 'colour' stage is all one big jump, this method relies on me saving regularly and sometimes I do a bit too much without pausing so it skips some stuff.
Ended up taking about 7 hours last night, all in photoshop CS4, painted mostly with this square brush
. Final file was about 4k px tall, and ended up being 5 paint layers and a couple of adjustments at the end.
Final is here -