So in between speedpaints I like to remind myself that I can draw from imagination. And try to.
animated gif showing the various layers of the current painting I’m working on. I’m still sorting out the hair and hands for this value test.
Most of this is done without reference, or very loosely to reference. I did read a Ron Lemen tutorial for the anatomy, and I’m using a photo of Yuko Ogura (who looks just how I’ve always pictured Mimi) for the face. Life drawing has come in handy for thinking about how things work, too!