It's good to see you don't just get these awesome compositions right on and that you have to make studies first. because seeing art as yours, it seems so easy, but creating a good piece is in fact quite hard.
great sketches, very interesting to see your process
Its really cool of you to post this. Its kinda reminding us newbies that even the pros do some little sketching before making a super cool work of art. as for me, it gives me a sense of hope XD those pictures are really great, from the beginning till the end!