****click the image to see the enlarged images****1. First, the background was colored, then the skin tone. The colors of background is important as I always use it to decide the color palette for the whole piece.
2. I colored the hair then; sometimes I color the clothes first if I know what color to use.
3. I added some colors to the clothes and did more details on the hair.
4. At this step, I added more subtle colors at background and did more details at the clothes. Then I colored the small objects.
5. Finally, I checked the whole piece, and added more details such as colored lips, eyes lashes etc....and DONE!
From sketch to finish : about six and half hours.