YouTube - Illustration Techniques: Watercolor, Ink, & Colored Pencil
On a less dry note....
I have been wanting to take an illustration class for years, and just have not found the time or money to do it. It finally occurred to me, there are youtube videos on EVERYTHING, and sure enough, this guy has about a gazillion videos on illustration! This particular series is from a "chapter book" he is illustrating, and he has many varieties, such as Manga.
He uses an unusual technique that mixes watercolor, permanent ink, and colored pencil; going back and forth between the different techniques as he builds his drawing.