Making Of 'Blood Siren'
Here are the steps I took to complete the Blood Siren painting:
Quick sketch to establish the composition.
Detailed drawing. I tend to change the line color to the main color for the painting. This is to have the drawing blend in better once I start painting.
I block in all the major colors and lighting.
I roughly add detail, trying not to get tied up on refined rendering.
Here's a close-up of the face, to show how rough my brush stroked are at this point.
I refine the details, and clean up the rough edges.
I add the fog.
After posting this piece at art forums, I got some great critiques, so I went ahead and implemented some of the suggestions.
A close-up of the finished painting.