I went into this picture of Xeneas with the intention of recording some of my steps for how I did it.
I started this piece with a color pencil drawing. I've already knocked back some of the lines with a kneaded eraser rolled over it, but I remembered to scan before I did the whole thing. I probably could have softened the sketch more, but I guess it was enough.
And that's the process, sans the white color pencil, that I normally use for many of the pieces I've done this month.