Hello all, I'm throwing up a little description of my process.
A. The first two are really rough thumbs. I tend to be pretty "loose" with this stage. Sometimes I work in pencil, sometimes right in photoshop. It resembles a marker comp more than anything else. I just use a standard brush with an opacity set on 60 or 70 percent for the intial sketch, then lighter for the tones.
B. A refinement of the pencil thumbnail. I've rearranged a few of the dogs placements for a better composition.
C. Another refinement, in pencil, then scanned in, then more photoshop to nail the shapes and silhouettes.
D. Tight pencil for the tonal drawing.
E. Rough tone to establish the mood. This will make the final easier to execute, especially under a tight deadline (Which I'm under)
I might post the final later, after the deadline. Njoy...