I've had some friends ask me to show some kind of a demo of how I do some of the paintings. Since I'm in a Lost mood I saved out some iterations of a caricature of Evangeline Lily to show a little bit of my process. It's really just the basics of traditional oil painting, hopefully with a little style.I start off with a few sketches until I get an approximate feeling for the character. The way I work I don't like to tie the drawing down too much. For me at least, most of the pleasure of the painting comes from the discoveries along the way. I guess I like to have a general direction without a restrictive plan. Otherwise it's just math. Once you get the basic equations down you don't have to do the long division. That's when it gets interesting. Anyway, I start with a sketch.