I know people will expect this form a guy but what the heck. Grimm Fairytales has some of the best cover art I have seen and I am not just referring to the ladies they put on the cover but the attention to detail. The color scheme. I.. I don't know what else to say. The cover art is just F%^&ng Beautiful !!!
First I try to find the color palette on the flats, to get the idea of where I'm going. Then I almost always paint the skin. This is my favorite part. And then a little bit of this, a little bit of that. The background details usually come last, because this is not at all my favorite part I hope it was helpful