Hello all! If you would like a step by step tutorial of how I created my image Steampunk Dragon you can find it in the current issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine (Issue 112 page 72):
In this you'll find how to gather reference, draw things without reference, the fundamentals of light, how to paint shiny versus dull surfaces, etc. I also have support files included on the CD for you to open and play. I was very excited to be contacted by such a well known and respected magazine so if you have time, stop by your local bookstore and pick it up!
Also for potential clients: I am officially back into the illustration game after a brief maternity leave. Please contact me via note if you are interested in working with me. I've been working diligently behind the scenes on several book covers and the next edition of Clockhaven Chronicles but working working working!
Thanks so much to all for the birthday wishes as well!
Ashley Walters (aka Lithriel)