thought id try to make one of these i love when people show their process, heres mine for a vector drawing.
I start with a guideline pencil, usually a blue or pink, I find these really help explore and have fun with a drawing before you discover whats in your finished piece.
2. Line Art
Vector baby, its a great medium, allowing you produce perfect prints and get some super clean artwork - photoshop is superior in many aspects, but i generally enjoy working with the pen tool, i think i just need to try more digital paintings
3. Base Colours
Lay down the foundation, at this stage you should try a couple different ways of colouring the piece, a great pallet can make or break.
shade this thing up, i usually use 3 shades for my colouring (one base tone, shadow tone and highlight tone) check out references for these, its quite surprising how much a couple plotches of highlight can really pop the image
nothing helped my development as an artist more than studying graphic design, i like to texturize these days, makes the drawing more tactile but do what you will, have fun