About 2 hours, just because I kept getting distracted.
So now, I've decided I'm gonna draw these two every day (or almost every day) to relax after a hard day's animating. This is a great idea. Also I've rediscovered Sailor Moon and you might see a whole lot of Sailor Moon fanart flood this place.
You should listen to this while you look at this, I was listening to it on loop while I painted this.
Someone asked me recently how I set up my computer while I work, I actually have my desk in an L-shape and my cintiq is perpendicular to my screen so I'm not actually as heavily distracted as this screenshot tells.
So I have my references (mostly colour, to keep them all the same, and consistent on top of my work. I use a Cintiq 21UX, so I have plenty of space to work. If I had a side by side monitor system , this would be a lot easier to spread the reference out, but I don't :(.
This works for me.
I'm totally fangirling out on sailor moon it's ridiculous. My face right now, as told by Adventure Time gifs: