Woohoo, I finished it quickly! Here’s the sketch and the final piece. I’m very happy with it. I’m getting better at placing facial features, I think. The background was so much fun. It took me fifteen minutes. I’m learning to make my lines smoother and cleaner. I also had to be soft in applying the shades, especially on her skin and sweater. I had to lower the density of my brush and sometimes play around with the blend setting.
When I was constructing the sketch, I had a little trouble. I had to redraw it a few times before ending up with something good. Tilting her shoulders and hips in opposite directions helped. I really like the angle of her head too.
I’m definitely not an expert of human proportions, but I felt pretty comfortable eyeballing it. I used my ruler here and there.
Art links that are cool:
Color palette heaven… http://design-seeds.com/
Character references!… http://pinterest.com/characterdesigh/