Some people have been messaging me asking how I begin painting a character. So, here's a few examples of some black and white sketches I do at the beginning of my painting process. Once I've worked out a pose I like, I go from there. It doesn't mean the character is 'set in stone' and I stick to the sketch religiously. Things change as the painting evolves, sometimes in little ways, sometimes quite drastically. It's just a case of seeing what works.
Hopefully, those of you who have been asking, you'll find this useful