Thought I'd post a few images from a recent commission. I just had a headshot of a photo to work with for reference, but it was a lot of fun. The final painting was 18"x24", I haven't painted anything that large in a long time.
Started out the usual way, did a digital sketch in photoshop (did a few different poses but this was the one we settled on):
The when I had the painting finished, took a quick photo with my camera. I had also planned on taking a better picture...but realized that after I had mailed out the art. doh!