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This is how my rough sketch looks when I start. Just scribes with multiple lines and a hint of the final pose. Messy I know...
Then I start refining the lines. Picking the line that works best. Here I am working on her face. I want it heart-shaped and rather symmetric (Tracing paper a blessing)
I like to do the head and face first. It helps when working on the rest of the body.
Here I am working on the shoulders and neck...something odd about the right side though.
She looks kind of odd there. So erase it and more scribbles to see where it works best.
This one is a bit better.
Close up on the face.
Digging the hearts there.