I've always wanted to do one of these, but I always forget to save progress. Finally I have a sequence that doesn't jump right into completion!
>I always start off with a sketch,
>I lay down the colours I wanna use (working dark to light)
>finalize the shape/pose
>details (and even then I usually miss many lol, AM LAZY!!!!!!)
When I paint I usually never have a decided look, I start from the pose and add on the clothes.
With that all said! Here is a piece I did for a friend! Her character Aliss with her pleated floral romper with asym' plunging silk/chiffon skirt (that I OVER designed haha!