I like how you colored the smoke different shades of orange, it helps draw the eye to the lady. I also like how your lines have texture in them, it really adds to the rough feeling you associate with dragons. Nice work!
And it varies, I am mostly digital these days, even with the sketching, but sometimes I still do rough sketches on paper just to figure things out and then I'll scan it in and start piecing together the composition digitally.
Yep I always paint over my pencil lines, I prefer that method because it keeps me loose and allows me to make changes pretty easily. On the rare occasions I do line work I usually need to do a cleanup phase.
I haven't quite figured out the livestream thing yet, I'll announce it here if I end up doing one though! Thanks!