Finished the second orc portrait out of...12? 14? This will likely be the last one shown in its full until I get the book done and out.
So the main difference between this one and the first one was I tried to avoid the process I did of flats+multiply shadow+overlay/color dodge light layers, and instead just work the colors right from the get go with the appropriate values. I must be absorbing more information than I thought, because even though I struggled with this in the past this time around it was much easier.
Ink with photoshop.