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.

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