Ok, I'm starting this in the spirit of Lonny's thread: http://www.gigposters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38618
So here's my process pretty much from start to finish, it's pretty long, so I hope you can stay for the entire ride...
Ok, it all starts with an idea. So this particular piece started with a conversation with Philaarts about what we think is cute/sexy. Girls blowing on hot chocolate is so hot...
Here's the initial sketch:
Then I take it to a final sketch:
Here's the sketch and it's covered in some ink.
I try to work with sizes that will work on a copier, that will come into effect later.
I usually try to figure out what I want in the final inks, sometimes I divide up the elements of the piece into different layers/sheets of paper.
This shot show the marker paper I use. This is what will ultimately be the "light color" layer.
I don't take the time to fill in all the dark areas, it's quicker to do that in Photoshop.
Here's the type sheet:
Then I copy all the larger sheets on the copier on to smaller 8.5" x 11" sheets so I can scan them. I learned this trick from DWITT. It's works really slick. I used to scan my drawings in piece by piece, this is much faster and translates really well too.