What's next?

I won't lie, getting started is time consuming. The process is both intimidating as well as  exhilarating.  A challenge. A commitment. First the idea. Then many many photos are taken, and pondered over, until two or three are chosen for the subject reference, and a few more for the background.  This is when basic compositional choices and palettes are decided upon. The spark of artistic excitement begins to take hold.