Then I add my background and any finishing touches. =)
Once all the colors are glazed in I begin bouncing them around so that the yellow skin bounces into the blue leather and vise versa.
I then glaze my colors in using blend modes. Experiment with Color,Overlay,Vivid Light and Soft Light.
This is one of the more time consuming steps. Blend your values and squint your eyes to check that things are reading well.
Next I block in the main lighting direction and spot the darkest and lightest parts of my image.
The next step is to sketch over the woodcut and get most of the shapes defined.
In this step I stay really rough and just explore silhouette and basic shapes.