Here is a simple walk-through about how I usually do my digital painting.
First step is always making a quick sketch based on clients wishes, or in this case the plans of my personal project. Usually I do the sketching with pencil, but sometimes I dot the entire process using drawing screen.
This time I used a pencil to quickly outline this character. She is a smuggler, and the story takes place in some remote planet, which sort of gives me the guidelines.
After scanning the sketch I Enhanced the lines in Photoshop.
The world in which the story takes place isn't too realistic, so I decided to go with rather bold and unnatural color scheme.
Next I did some toning and adjusting the proportions and posture. Also the background is starting to look the way I want it to.
Next comes my favourite part, the details! I have spent appx. one hour with this sofar, but can easily waste around ten more before this is completed. Thanks for reading and come back soon for the second part!