Here's the first process shot for my coffee painting. I'm working at drawing directly with the paint, without an under drawing. I've been pursuing this tactic for a while now. I once had a professor(Dan Kelleher) question why we'd flesh out a complete under drawing, and then paint. That question stuck in my mind for a long time. I like the idea of each color brush stroke is in pursuit of the drawing too.
Also, when I see people paint digitally, I see them making their shapes with color, and not a grey scale image to later color. And...I digress. Here's the shot.