So I start by getting a b&w from Mike Norton
The First step in coloring is the setup or what's usually called "Flatting."
A lot of coloring tutorials don't really go much in to the flatting part but the way I like to do it a large item break up first. Here's and example of that first step (ugh... spiders).
Here you can see that I've continued to break things up... There are a lot of Flatting tutorials out there so if your curious I'd do a search for one.
With BP I always do the PUGS first... it's because I need to digitally paint on the dark parts first. Then I can go thru and render everything thing lighter. The pug is mostly colored with airbrush and a bit of cut & grad.
Then the characters... I kinda hate spiders so I saved them for last. I'm also doing this tutorial because I hate spiders... I'll have to take a shower after this.
so that's it...
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...and I can't find a link but the great letter Chris Crank too!