I haven't done a digital painting in awhile, so I decided to do a little test with Zandra. I was going for a more realistic style since my stuff is usually on the cartoony side.
The finished version!
I started by blocking in colors.
Added in the darks and a few different tones.
Then I blocked in the hair a lot more and started working on the eye.
The hair was finished after adding in some strand details. Then I got the eye mostly blocked in.
And then continued working on the skin details and finishing the eyes.