I start by designing the creature.
I get a mental picture of what I want it to look like.
Then I'm off to the races. I usually start with the head.
My pencils are really loose.
I continue onward down the body.
I'm using Microns to ink.
My big secret is how I get my line quality is...
I double up on my inks.
Now its time to scan, I do black and white 400dpi.
I'm going for a cool color pallet.
I flat out my color scheme.
Add highlights and shadows.
The image was provided by the talented photographer:
Composite into the shot... some color grading, shadows on the ground.
Added some breath steam to show how chilly the scene was.