figure stage 1:
we start to flesh her out a bit. You have to be good at drawing
cylinders and ovals to do this right.
Study muscle groups to get an idea of how the shoulders, arms
and legs are formed. The Breast are located at the halfway point
of the upper torso.
Try to use
only curved lines. Nothing on a human being is ruler-edge straight
but that goes double for a female. Curvy, Curvy, Curvy!
A good study model is Shirow's M-66 unit
from Black Magic. It has the female form all broken down into
it's basic shapes and was a powerful influence for me as far as
getting my sketches to this stage.
Now's where you start tightening up your art. Grab a kneaded eraser
and start blotting away the fine sketchy lines and keep only the
lines you wish to use for your final piece. The cleaner you get
at the end of this stage makes the next stage that much easier.