Step by step guide to how I make my pics.
I say personal as there are a few pics I do for either fan service (no not that kind) general fun or simply for practice or to just play around or stuff I may be daydreaming about that I want to show off these are more for arts sake in which case I forget about the second and fourth step mostly.
Note that only a couple of my drawings start in a journal as notes these days and most develop when I just start drawing (like my most recent pic) so I map them out in this order as I go.
Theme : why i want to do a pic and what I want it to represent or look like in general
Concept: the Idea of the picture in more detail and elements I want specifically to be included and the over all "message" of said pic (can be as simple as "pretty things underwater" actually)
Emotion: the main emotion in it (again froma simple "happy" or epicting an event to criticism of false verisimilitude or ideologies)
Layout: the rough Idea of what i want where and why.
Characters: what characters I would like to create and show in the scene they are the emotional center of the art.
Scene: whats happening in the pic.
Details and base picture: items scenery the look and structure of everything in the picture to create the image.
Style: what I want to to focus on add or distort to create the full effect.