I recently completed a commissioned painting. Here's the process:
This is the sketch that I worked from.
This is the very faint drawing I did on paper - it's a multimedia paper stretched and gessoed onto a board. (click on it to see it better)
Early on - just trying to cover the whole surface area, as that is how we University of Memphis BFA's roll.
Finished painting. I'm quite happy with it. I think the art world at large should wholeheartedly embrace the cute factor.
The aftermath in my studio.