This illustration was great to draw!
I did start out with grayscale again and used gradiant maps for the base colouring, combined with the "overlay layer" method for the coloration. Worked fairly well!
All in all, I'm happy with the result. There are some issues with the anatomy here... the perspective diesn't work as intended but well.. you never stop learning.
Aside from that.. I feel like the daily routine of studies I do since start of this year show an effect in this one as well as in my other drawings and sketches.
For the interested, heres the painting process as video: