Practicing. About 16 hours in Photoshop and Painter. Again, I used a Poser render for reference (some people will blame me for that, but at the time it's the only thing I can do with). Then I made a somewhat clean lineart which took me about 3 hours. I usually start painting right away to the get the "feel" for the painting, but I think it has paid off to be patience and do the prep work first. Then, working with layers, I quickly blocked in the main colors and shading, skipping the black and white stage. This also helped me to see the color scheme from the beginning. From then on, it was painting between Photoshop and Painter, and a lot of tweaking of the anatomy at the end and color correcting in Photoshop. I would gladly hear what you have to say.