Finished piece right here: luismario.deviantart.com/art/M…
AND OFF TO THE STEPS:
1.- Initial sketch. Do it as rough as you want, what matters is that you understand what's going on in order to obtain a good result.
2.- Above all the coloring, set the sketch on Multiply and reduce the opacity. I kept the sketch above the colors all the time to use it as a guide. Before coloring the shapes, I recommend to divide the color into different layers. I begin to fill in the shapes, this time I started with her hair and that bit of her attire, lefting an empty space for the skin. Afterwards, I created a layer underneath the hair to color the skin and the wings on her head. Do not worry if the coloring goes out of the lines, you can always go back to erase things.
3.- The sketch it's still there. Now I start to select darker colors to create a colored lineart. On this step you may like to use a small brush size. It's up to you to experiment and to see what works better with your stuff.
4.- Added some details on her hair and on a layer below all the layers, I painted a quick background. Just to push out the colors a bit because white doesn't look good here.
5.- Created a white colored layer above all the colors with the Bucket Tool and reduced the opacity to about 30%. On top of it, I wrote the title. And I leave this template here: dr-glitzkrieg.deviantart.com/a…
uploaded a Little Golden Book Template that came in handy for this experiment. That goes into Multiply just below the typography.
And that's that! Hope this is useful for someone to know how I do these digital paintings and to do your own. Lemme know if there's any questions since maybe the way I've explained is shenanigans and makes no sense at all.
The brush I used you can download it from here, I modified some settings to obtain these results. luismario.deviantart.com/art/L…