I apologise for the hugeness of this file!
This isn't really a "tutorial" per se but it's the process by which I do a big piece of art...for the sake of time, it's a bit rushed, especially the background. Hence, there are tons of problems with the actual piece itself. HOWEVER! Please to be ignoring these in lieu of the process!
Also do not laugh at my cheesy flames. I seriously have no clue how to paint fire. /sigh One of these days I'm going to get it right. But observation doesn't do me much good, as anything that burns bright enough doesn't last very long and brings the fire marshals down on my apartment building.
(Coe is my draenei priest from WoW.)