I haven't had time to do any painting (except for work stuff) today, so I thought I'd dig around and see if there's anything I could post up. I didn't want to rehash the God of War images, since you're probably tired of those same images by now, but I did find a rare image that I actually saved iterations of the work. This isn't how I work most of the time, but... that seems to change alot! I usually try to work the entire image at once, but in these God of War images, where the main character was crucial to getting legal approval for the image, I focused on him in the initial stages (I think;p it was quite awhile ago). I knew that I wanted my color scheme to be in the warmer tones, so that made it easier to start with color right away. I like going right into color because there's something fresh about the way color also seems to influence my values I choose, rather than starting from black and white. However, in most cases, for concept art, working in black and white first seems to be more efficient, and less distracting for the director to look at---sometimes, color in the concept can be dominating the viewer's senses, and it seems an unfair comparison for concept images unless all the images were also of the same colors and color arrangement.