tools: pencil, paper, Illustrator, Photoshop
First I start in my sketchbook with several rough ideas to choose from. Then I develop composition and values before doing a full-page drawing. Afterward, I scan the drawing into Illustrator to workout basic shapes and values. After that's done I save the illustrator file as a .psd to work out the color and other elements like adding texture and form. Ideally, I should have worked out basic colors in the Illustrator stage because it was more work during the Photoshop stage so I'll change my process next time.
I'm very happy to have this featured on Adobe CC's official Instagram. I learned a lot about working digitally while creating this piece and having this featured is an added bonus. It inspires me to push towards my dreams as an artist.
you can see it 'here'