1 Drawing and tone
I use a grid to create my drawing. I use pencil for the grid and when the drawing is done, I ink the important lines with a Micron Pigma Pen or India ink and then erase the grid. I also like to use a warm colour to start with.
The tint of your canvas will affect your final painting. Little patches of it will show through and add vibrancy. Experiment with different tints for your canvas and see what you prefer. There are no rules, just results!