Here are two studies for Paul’s piece, the wizard and the princess. I think that by drawing the preliminary studies helps me to plan the final piece. I was vague in my original sketch and although I could knock in the figures as I ink the drawing (like I do in my comics), it might be more spontaneous, but I figured “why take a chance with somebody who likes your characters?”
By doing studies of the characters, I managed to play with their attitudes and poses. I also have the options of making further changes.
Like why is the princess wearing no clothes, and does the Yet have her clothes in his mouth?
Two hours later...here is a rough color study too.