This piece took around 5-6 hours, but I worked on it on-and-off for about two weeks. Unfortunately, I only saved one in-progress image, with is the original sketch with the lineart over it:
I actually added values to the sketch, which is something I basically never do. It was definitely useful when I was deciding what areas to place lighting and shadows. It’s probably something I should do more often, and it’s probably something I’ll forget when I sketch my next piece.
I also colored the lineart in some areas – the lighter ones – which is something I don’t think I’ve done ever since. Then again, I don’t typically have lineart in pieces like this. Perhaps that’s something I should experiment with in the future?