I've slowly worked on this painting for about a month this summer/fall. I had been stashing away this rough, super textured paper for a loooong time because I was afraid I’d ruin whatever I was making and waste the paper. Glad I finally used it!
Here's is a photo compilation that follows the process from the very rough pencil sketch (yes, one is on a post-it note) to transferring the refined sketch onto paper to the final details.
If you want to see some slow videos of me painting this, you can find some here.