So here is a process update step by step from the last post. In this post, I cleaned up the values on over all figure and give it more light source to the character design. At this stage, I will try to get a clear visual image in big shapes. The tricky part is not to get overly detail too soon on the design, just laying out big shape like underpainting.
Another things to remember at this stage also, when painting, try to stay in the middle range of gray between 30-70, no more, no less.
I am still trying to figure the design out and light source at the same time. But the priority is light source, you will have to try to get it as accurate as possible. Then the design comes after, only if when you are doing a model sheet that you reveal every single detail of the character. As for illustration concept, whatever is in the shadow stay in the shadow. You can show off the detail only in the light. It's tricky and challenging to do. Every time I paint something nowadays, I will try to challenge myself to see if I can push it to the next level from the previous. It doesn't happen every single time, but I usually learn a lot from mistakes.
I also change the post so that it will give the guy more personality.
When apply color using "overlay" layer, do it in the early or mid stage. Make sure the value range of the color you choose stay in middle range (40-60) otherwise it will drastically change your initial gray scale values. And that could throw everything off.
Since there is no video tutorial for this one yet, you can go check out these short video tutorials in the mean time Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep is a good one to see and Drawing body muscle torso anatomy will show you how I draw and render chest area.
But if you are here to see I draw girls then my recent tutorial previous study Figure Study female form step by step, but for more basic go read How to draw female body torso step by step. It shows the easy way to construct a body in the simple way for beginner. Then how to draw woman figure hip pelvis which shows the simple way to draw pelvis and the lower parts of the body. As for the face or head (women, female) Draw girl's face how to lesson video and step by step and learn how to draw face, woman These two are not on the thumbnails above and might be hard to find. Still could be valuable for some people. I did over two years ago, but solid.
Flipped and then work again from here to fix all the proportion and angle.
Another 40 minutes in and to be continued.
Thanks for all the comment guys :)