Here is a recent commision. The job required three pieces for a nursery: a horse, a dragon, and a monkey.
I sketched some quick samples in photoshop (10-15 min each):
Taking the time to sketch out the compositions, color palette, and character design helped make the actual painting time faster and enjoyable! I add layers of paint, then I scrape, scratch, and sand down the canvases to give them a worn and textured look. Finally, I add a thick coat of gloss finish.
Here are the final canvases (12"x12"):