I hope no one is getting board with the step by step of this piece. Hang in there if you are. :)
I like to do a digital color composition of the art before I paint. It gives me a chance to see what I am doing before I screw it up on the art board. In the old days, I would make photocopies of the pencil art and block in color on that in order to get a sense of what I want the final artwork to look like. Digital makes it so much easier. The goal with this piece is to really emphasize the difference between Phantom Lady (both her body and color) and her surroundings. She with her bright colors and everything around her is done in blues and browns.
I am in the process of transferring my finished line art to a 15" x 20" piece of watercolor board. So, more tomorrow.