Thought I'd try putting a piece up as I work on it, to see what feedback I get on missteps I might be making along the way. I keep thinking maybe there's something in my process that keeps me from being able to get good work when I work loose and fast, which is something I really want to get good at. I can get very nice pieces if I spend two weeks on them, but I can't really afford that kind of time for most color work.
So I'll post milestones on this piece as I go and listen to any feedback that comes in as I work.
At this point I have blocked in a simple background and laid initial color under the sketch, and am starting to define the faces and forms. About 1 1/2 - 2 hours work from starting point.