Some peoples ask for tutorials. But uhhmm, this isn't really a tutorial, but I saved the progress of making Reimu
1. I start with. Of course. Who doesn't sketch? Sketch makes your illustrations good. So sketch!
2. Ok, the sketch is done. Now lineart.
3. Continue with Basic colors. At first, I want warm colors like in some Japanese festival or something.
4-5. Paint paint paint.
6. And then it looks bad. I don't like it anymore.
7. So I start over. Plan B, It winter soon. Let's make it snow.
8. I like it.
9. More details, snows, simple BG, blur, some color tweak and done
Hope it helps.