Here's another Step By Step for those of you who requested it.I'll be using Capcom's Strider Hiryu Vs the Emperor Dragon this time.
I'll do this one step at a time,so stay tuned for more soon-ish.
Step 1:the rough sketch...of course.Step 2 A:Clean lines on Strider.
Step 2 B: Clean lines on the dragon.
Step 3 A: Added basic colors on Strider.
Step 3 B: Basic colors on the Dragon.
Step 4 A:Added a layer for shadows on Strider and the dragon.Keep in mind that before you add shadows,make sure you have a light source.In this case it ll be the Dragon's mouth,so around the middle between those two.
Step 4 B: Another layer for shadows was added,giving it more depth.
New! Step 5 : I add some lighting around both of them and a dark background. The final step is adding some extra effects,like fire and glows etc. Which will be uploaded on its own.
I hope this little tutorial on how i work was a bit helpful to some of you : )
Here's how the final piece looks!