Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen a step-by-step flash about a drawing process. I'm quite impressed by your rendering techniques, and I thanks to the animation, I can see clearly how you've done em.
I actually wanted to leave more of a comment last night about this piece..
Well! The transition effects you use here are amazing....I can't even begin to imagine what your process is...but one thing is for sure:
you definitely know what you're doing!
its so smooth, that even when it ends I still think there are more details being added to the piece...lol.... I think that something like this really shows the amount of effort put into fleshing out a character, adding a sense of magic behind the figure. stupendous work!