which turned into this. The idea behind the Codename:Demon character is the monster hides behind a human form. they then transform into a monstrous version, or opposite.
This is a very refined photoshop painting, with some references of the egg sack on her back and an example of one of the props. From here it is easy to throw over a bunch of rough colors. Color studies.
after picking a color I go into refined finish painting using Color layers, Multiply, and Overlay in photoshop.
The finished looks something like this.
adding notes to explain some ideas is a good idea.
I'll explain about props some next.