I don't expect this to help anyone but myself, but I have started a small series of such posts.
Today, I've got this strange princess and her sidekick.
Next, I lined all facial features in black - I chose to do this because the skin tone colour that I use for my drawings smudges any trace of pencil up. Afterwards, I can erase all pencil lines and add the skin tone colour.
In the end, I add all the remaining details, look at the final drawing and immediately hate it :) But guess that's what most illustrators go through anyway!