I have been lucky as to have been able to do my own visual research and take photographs of people that I can use as my reference. One of my tutors Sally put me in touch with a lady called Yvette. She has a very active lifestyle and has a brilliant muscular physique. Yvette was more than happy to let me take pictures of her.
After doing some sketches in my sketch book and speaking to Steve another of my art tutors, I began on a larger scale drawing.
I began at the bottom half and really concentrated on one area at a time instead of doing the drawing as a whole. I found as I was drawing I could sketch more accurately if I focused on one area an spent enough time perfecting it as best as I could.
This is A3 sized paper, which is quite big for a sketch. It takes a lot of effort to blend in pencil with your fingers and can be rather uncomfortable after a while. So having a blender to hand is very useful even though it won’t cover as much space in as quick time like using fingers to blend.