As promised (only 2 months late) here is some of the process work for a painting that I am working on. There are inconsistencies and differing levels of finish between the various images, mainly because I keep reworking the image.
The top image is what I'm basing the final painting off of. That image was frankenstein-ed from the original drawing on paper. There were a few problems with the drawing - perspective, value, etc - that I cut and pasted it back together in Photoshop. The finished image will be used as a mock front and back book cover, which is what the 2nd and 3rd images represent. It is taking an interesting mind set to make the image work as a full spread, but also as two individual pictures.
Lastly I included the color studies, a character study, and the line art that was projected onto the canvas. This has been a very educational process, and I look forward to sharing the final piece!! Always open to crits!
**edit: replaced line drawing with reworked version. I think the new additions really helped the composition?**