Thumbnail studies (bottom right was the chosen one to develop)
rough with text and numbers added. (Getting the text how I want digitally and then tracing it later saves a lot of time.)
color studies done at a small scale digitally to save time. I like to see many varieties on one page. (Bottom right was chosen to expand upon.)
Premixing the color palette for the painting.
underpainting (blocking in the darks and lights)
painting in process