09-21-2008, 11:00 AM
I'm really not sure which one I do. After reading a bit on artist's techniques I almost always I try to develop everything slowly at once, as the above, because if there's anything wrong, I can fix it early, as was stated in some books and wherever I heard it. I always sketch, then lay down blocks of shape underneath on everything and start with the background first [usually] because I've had so many light source issues. xD! But even then, I kind of work separately on each part from then on; background, subject, minor subjects, and so forth, but in rotations sort of which kind of brings me back to 'working it as a whole'. |D; It's kind of a natural thing, so I guess it's personal preference more?