5 Curves and Big Shapes
Once you have an idea of how your character should look, it’s doodle time! Begin by producing some thumbnails. Ignore details for now and instead put down the larger shapes. I always start with curves rather than straight lines so that I can warm up my hand and keep things loose and organic, which is a key factor in my art. If you’re painting female anatomy then curves are a priority. In contrast, a figure made up of mostly straight lines means that they’re a strong, stable character.
To be honest, I don’t feel comfortable starting with a rough concept, but this stage is crucial. You need to be happy with your idea, because you’re be working within this space and inside these lines as the concept develops.
Begin by producing some thumbnails. Ignore details for now and put down the larger shapes