Sketch: roughly worked out the compositional elements and some value structure.
I've somehow managed to channel Lisa Frank...
Process: This image has come a long way from where I started, and I'm desperately pushing for this piece to be a strong final. I began with scanning the original composition in pencil, then made a view cut and dry revisions (hence, Beyonce's offset mouth... her face is always giving me problems). I will scan the pencil drawing again once the female hands and umbrella are rendered. I plan on proceeding with the ladies in the same manner as Jay-Z, but with a cooler pallet and less contrast.
This process is time consuming, but surprisingly I'm having a blast.