I finally got a new computer so I could throw this together
The beginnings of this piece:
This is an explanation of how I begin working on a piece, all the technical parts of drawing that I don't especially love, but I think this method makes it easy for anyone. I've even taught it to 5th grade students with impressive results!
I know not everyone likes gridding, I just wanted to show my method, and I hope it helps at least one person
If you have any questions or suggestions for other tutorials I'd be glad to hear them! I'll try to put together a shading tutorial next, I'd like some ideas of what to cover.
I'm also open to mentoring any artists who would like me to work with them on a longer term basis, maybe help you through some pieces.