These are the stages I've been using for the recent quick painting studies. First, the drawing stage. Once the drawing is complete enough, I transfer to a canvas and then place in the Dry Brush stage.... this is when I look at values and general shapes of light and dark.
I've had 2 days of working on color for this. I feel like it's taking longer than I should, but I'm pretty sure being distracted by the internets didn't help.
|Dry Brush Stage|
|2 Days of painting color|