Chandra the Roaring Flame was painted for Magic Origins. I put together a video of all of the iterative saves for the painting from initial sketches to the final piece. I usually approach the sketch phase pretty differently from painting to painting. For this one it was heavy black lines on white with one flat grey tone. Because of this, I ended up with a very graphic solution for her flames. I put a lot of effort into trying to keep as much of that graphic feel in the final painting as possible.
Here it is: