4. this scan shows the finished raw markers. At this stage I put the markers aside and pick up my paints and color pencils.
The background on this one was done with Copics and just like the figure, I mostly concerned myself with getting the shapes and values in place. Working like this, you have to just go on a little faith that you'll be able to clean it up and make it look like something when it's all done. It won't always be pretty in the raw marker stage.