I came across this photo on the web and instantly fell in love with the pose and inspired to draw it.
So I thought I'd share how the illustration progresses.
For the Pencil... I to work out the structure before moving on to colour. To me the drawing is drawn from the shadows and I like to know where my darkest areas are.
(I'm not completely happy with the eyes. I hope to rectify it as I keep working on the tonal.)
To be honest this is just practise... so I might not care to have the tightest of likenesses. Excuses... excuses.