How I work traditionally - The Sketch
1. I start off sketching the picture I wanna draw. I think this step goes without saying except for that I personally like to work it out as much as possible. I don’t care about how much I damage the paper in the progress because there won’t be any consequences coloring wise. You’ll get to know about that in the next step.
2. Step two is mostly about tracing the sketch on a clean, unused paper. As you can see on the picture I am owning a sweet little light table and I only can recommend these! Tracing on the window just hurts your back so if you work traditionally more often get one of these. They aren’t that expensive either - I paid 130 € for mine which should be somewhat around 100 $ or so (I dunno exactly, ask Google) and I think it’s been worth it so far!
Anyway I trace the image and start to go in lot more detail afterwards, taking care of erasing as little as possible. I try to keep the surface of the paper unharmed as much as possible, because it will lead to better results coloring wise.
As you can see I worked out the face and changed a few parts for the final image, based on the original first sketch.
3. Simply contains working out everything until you get to the point where you want to lineart your artwork. I am at this point right now, preparing myself for doing the lineart. If you want I will keep track of it as well to continue this little work-example of mine haha
BTW MORE LOVE FOR NERO my baby uhhh *touches his face* ♥