Definitely learned a lot from drawing this cast. I thought since I have an idea what the first stage of a light/ shadow shape is about, I wanted to challenge myself with very smooth transitions of values in the light shape. In particular, identifying and breaking down more shapes that are closer in values. I do think that after this I should go back and focus on the shadow lines once again, since I did find out how important it is. It makes all the difference!
I thought about being lazy and just use simple app to compose the step images like this (image on the left); but I really did not want to be the multimedia specialist with the worst image layout style *0*. So it took some more time finishing this post, editing on this poor tiny laptop.
Wow, very nice overview of your workflow! Thank you for sharing this!