Create the line art
The line art step is very important, because it’s here that I define the characters and their poses. I try to make them as natural-looking as possible, keeping in mind the wonderful medieval miniatures references. For the background architecture I draw the Gothic features: the distinctive high columns and pointed arches that frame the stained glass windows.
Time to colour!
I lay down a blue colour that becomes very dark towards the top of the image. This creates the feeling that the columns continue up beyond the frame edges. Another feature of the Gothic style is the darkness from where the impressive stainedglass lighting emanates. To help the viewer take in the characters, I place a red carpet under their feet.