A VIDEO RECAP

To get a better idea of how I create my work, and as a overall, here the video I made recently for the Lockdown 2020 series for Affinity Photo. I hope you enjoy it.
SKETCH

The first thing I normally do is a sketch, in this case of the dream I had. It doesn’t need to be very pretty, it’s just to organize things around, like where are the lights, which elements will be there, etc. 
REFERENCES

After the sketch, and sometimes before, I look for references to have a better understanding of how those things I imagine look in detail, as well as to get a better idea of the light and mood I want to portrait.
ASSETS

My phone and my camera come very handy in order to get assets I can use for textures, photo bashing, etc. I use sometimes royalty free images or those that are labeled for reuse. 
3D MODEL

My phone and my camera come very handy in order to get assets I can use for textures, photo bashing, etc. I use sometimes royalty free images or those that are labeled for reuse. 
PAINTING OVER

Using the 3D as the starting point, I literally paint on top, add textures and do photo bashing to bring the right look across.