That's much harder to break down in a tutorial and better described by more extensive works of art literature as it's more of a combination of understanding anatomy, form and value. Painting the greyscale itself took like 15 minutes.. I do it all the time almost every day so it's kind of an automatic thing now. Quick scribble to plan out the image, block-in, basic values and foundation.
I'm not super verbose about this stuff so I'm not the best person to go into raw art foundations.
Aha, I love that you did this. When I added you I was hoping you'd do a tutorial. Your art style is ever so refreshing and this was very informative as I've wanted to try my hand at something akin to this.
May I ask however, what kind of program do you use? I find a lot of people use Photoshop and I use SAI so I have to kind of translate with some of the terms used.
Photoshop. I'm not sure about SAI's blending mode names but I doubt anything but that will differ in terms of what this breakdown covers, it's more about the logic of the workflow than individual tools or tricks anyway.
I assumed as much. Though I was a smidge worried about the overlay factor and starting with a gray underlayer. I've not tested how sai works with those features - I wonder if that would fix the issue of sai muddling the colors when worked on a single layer as well. Hn, anyway - thank you muchly!! It's given me hope to experiment.