Paint more poses
Producing more paintings of a character will help a client understand my design choices. So I paint some more poses, trying to do different painting styles each time. Since he’s from the 1940s, I depict him as if he’s starring in a film noir.
Compiling the designs
When finishing up, I like to compile everything into a presentable portfolio. I bring them together and pick the best from the sketches and paintings. The simplest ones are usually better, but it depends on the subject matter, too. I clean up the sketches and redraw some of the messy ones. Now my charming musician is ready to hit the silver screen!