This was a "Draw this in your style" from a friend's (snguine) Instagram account.
Starting with this base image as the character template.
My process is fairly consistent.
1-Sketch out poses and ideas as thumbnails or words, these are very rough line drawings that I will discard rapidly as is the case with this project where they do not exist any more.
2-Rough colors on top of a sketch
3- A little bit of defining the volumes and playing with proportions while thinking about lighting
4-Quick mock up in 3d and then placing lights to give a more accurate idea of where shadows will lie. I will bounce back to this model when I have any other ideas or questions about light.
5-Render out the shapes and textures more.
6-Apply more light and shadow to make the image pop more