Trying out some bestiary type illustrations, starting with a simple sketched block-in and basic color schemes.
Part 2, blocking in colors (via layers with clipping masks over the gray sketches) and shadows, figuring out color harmonies and more of each image's composition. Next, I'll be fleshing them out a bit more. The specter on the lower left could use more green, probably with adding foreground elements like moss and stones.
It's nice working on a few pieces at a time all on a single page, this way I can avoid getting into habits (like absent-mindedly using the same colors) and get a unique look for each one.