Based on one of my favorite episodes of Adventure Time, Daddy’s Little Monster.
Acrylic and pen on canvas, 8″ by 10″.
Most often, I see the image I want relatively clearly in my head so I normally get the minimum of actual conceptual sketching done. My first step is usually calculating position and proportion so I sketched this directly onto the canvas with colored pencils.
Base painting of all the bg colors and undertones. I like using acrylics as they dry very quickly and can be opaque or washed out to full transparency.
Carefully putting some separation with a metallic pink gel pen! Finished!