Sketch

For pose reference (yes, it's this ridiculous mannequin drawing meme...): http://mochiturtle.tumblr.com/post/133813832025/owlmylove-draw-the-squad-like-this Perspective was a bit weird in the photo because of lens distortion, so I had to modify some things slightly in the sketch.

Light Test

I wanted a purplish overcast atmosphere. The lit areas look harsher than they should right now, but I plan to rectify that in the final painting.

Base Colors

Just slapping down colors and some background values. I will reference the light test I did previously to complete my painting.

Finished Piece

I have only recently learned of ways to make the painting process easier for me. But, at the same time, I struggled to reconcile what I learned about digital painting (a rather realistic approach) with my anime style the whole time.