This idea of drawing - a return one wandering moon ghost to his home, to ghost city - came to my mind based on one art contest which was arranged by Makers Place.
Actually, the drawing was made just for the contest, but it did not work out.
The theme of the competition was "the Moon"
Sure I drew without one specific reference, only looked on some different photos to real draw a see and fantasy buildings
Drawing in Paint Tool SAI 2
Choosing base colors of background and a moon
On this step I draw with Old Rough (to fill big areas)
and Oil Brist 2 (to blend a different colors)
Then I sketched a silhouettes of ghost and far coast.
Working with a moon ghost and with a city.
To draw clean lines, I use Ink Pen
Details - waves, texture of Moon, outlines of buildings
Work on the folds of the cloak (with Oil Brist 2)
Adding more stars on the sky, highlights from city and waves (with copy and blurred a copied layer)
Finally, I refine individual waves and highlights on buildings.
I also paint a colored reflection of a ghost in the water.
And made a color correction and sharping in Photoshop
I hope you'll enjoy my fantasy painted world!
Have a nice and creative day!
Cross-post from Hive, Whaleshares and Read.cash