Share 1-3 things about your creative/conceptualizing process.
For me, coming up with a concept is easily the most taxing part of the process. I have a tendency to overthink things, and if I'm not careful I know that I will fall into a never-ending spiral of what-ifs. For the sake of moving forward, its really important for me to choose a path and commit - even if a concept isn't as strong as I'd like, I can usually come up with something unique further down the line to give a simple idea a little more personality. I always have to remind myself that ideas don't have to be overly clever or complex to be strong and lovable., , Sometimes I think its best for me to step away from the canvas to come up with ideas - I like spending time fishing for a vision, that way, when its time to draw, I can be deliberate and focused!, , For this illustration I gathered some reference and did a few studies for the pose. Even though this may seem like an extra step, I found that it spared me hours of noodling around and doing guess work - and I got to learn a few new things which always feels like a victory.