This illustration came from my inner world. I just saw it on my mind and painted it.
Most of what I paint and the colors I use come to me like that, as weird as it may sound, an less I'm sketching something from the outer world. They appear in my mind's screen when I'm falling asleep, waking up or making love.
It's not always easy to put them on paper, many times it doesn't work and the image I paint doesn't look anything like the one I saw. It would be great to be able to take a photo of my "visual thoughts" to use as reference after the image is gone!!!
First I make a pencil sketch, when I'm happy with it I transfer the image to the watercolor paper.
Then I color it with watercolors, when it is completely dry I add the white ink details.