If all of that wouldn't be enough my brother, illustrator Martin Schlierkamp, had just finished a private comission that was based on the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P.Lovecraft.
Martin is so generous to share parts of his process:
This is the layout (drawn in pencil on paper) that was accepted by the client:
This is the final black and white drawing that served as a basis for the painting.
Here's a small collage of different working steps:
(From left to right) At the beginning he's priming a mdf board with gesso, than he's drawing in a black and white preparatory drawing with strong contrasts. He's laying in the colors with an airbrush and then starts out to work in the details with colored pencils.
One of Martin's favourite techniques is most popular in the poster art of Drew Struzan.
In his video tutorial "conceiving and creating the hellboy Movie Poster Art" he's elaborately explaining his different working steps.
A thousand thanks, Martin!
In some of the following posts I'll also share a making of for the "Miskatonic"-painting.