At last, here is the process painting done by starting with this drawing and resulting in this painting. It is extremely jumpy because this is a 3 hour painting reduced down to 2 minutes. I also constantly rotate the painting about 60 degrees to judge it(as you can see in the preview), instead of stepping back.
Here's a quick list of the steps:
- 0:05 - initial drawing lifted to its own layer base color put behind it and then paint some flat colors into the areas.
- 0:10 - shadows added on a multiply layer.
- 0:20 - lighting added in screen layer.
- 0:25 - general coloring done with soft light layer.
- 0:30 - direct painting on a normal layer.
- 0:43 - multiplied green layer added, all the layers were flattened then I blurred the whole thing. This is a new trick I am a big fan of currently.
- 0:45 - back to more direct painting to reestablish my edges and refine all on the flattened painting.
- 1:45 - At this point the rendering is basically done so I go through a long process of finish work experimenting with different gradients, glowing, overlays, lighting, etc. until it feels about right (note: it never feels totally right).
Painted in Corel Painter, mostly using the 2b pencil tool, a little digital felt tip pen. Hopefully it helps, let me know if you have questions and I'll do my best to help.