For those who missed Indie Sketchng Studio, here's a little tutorial on how I draw~
1. Stick Figure.
Yes, for full body illustrations, I actually start by sketching a stick figure to make sure the character fits on the page. I donít want to have to cut off any limbs just because I ran out of paper room. Itís a good way to get the pose right quickly or brainstorm something when Iím lacking inspiration.
2. Anatomy Check.
The average person is about 7 heads high, but what does that really mean? (」ﾟヘﾟ)」Basically, you literally make an estimated measure of the characterís head, then double that measurement for the torso, upper leg, and lower leg. You donít have to measure it with a ruler or anything crazy accurate like that! An estimate is all well and good.
3. Figure Drawing.
This is where I draw all the curves and muscles. No clothing yet (ecchi!!!
ヽ(-`дī-)ノ) because thatís the only way Iíll know how the clothes would fall to the bodyís shape.
If Iím confident enough with how the whole thing looks, then I start inking. Nothing fancy with inking, just your basic black or brown lines.
I usually do flat colors first before adding light and shadow. ～(^з^)-☆
If you have any questions, feel free to comment~ I'm not an expert but I'll try my best to help!