Just thought I'd share the though progress of my latest piece that I'm wokring on. I'll start off with my refs
So here, I have (my own) face that I'll be using. A rather unflattering picture that was captured at the wrong time by my boyfriend, but useful for this picture! I sometimes use my face as a reference, because I can be rather uncreative at times. Other times I've used my own face is in my snow white piece, and "Geek." Also got my clothes reference, and lighting/colour reference.
Image underneath is a very quick sketch that I made. I don't spend longer than a minute on the initial sketch, it's just to get a feel of the composition and clothing. It can look as crap as I like because later on, I'll be making the "real" sketch and lineart.
Ahh, that's better! I'll spend roughly an hour or so on the linework. As you can see, my face was heavily used in this. The classic pin up style body was improvised as it's pretty simple. Image on the left just shows how the body would look underneath the shirt. Webcam was used for hand reference.
Face progress here, so ignore the neck and hair etc. for now. Haven't done the lips properly yet as I'm having a bit of trouble with them.
I'll update later as the piece progresses. :)