Okay, so I think I managed to color-correct the image a little better this time. I really need to figure out how to be consistent about that.
Anyway, the book I’m using as a reference, “Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth” by Andrew Loomis, is a really good instructional tool, just FYI.
Cons: I got a little sloppy with some of my erasing, and I had to go over several sections a few times before I got the line I wanted. Yes, I know, professionals do that too, but they do it far less often than I do.
Pros: I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, overall. The hand was a booger, but with frequent erasure (of which the remnants are still visible, now that I see this image all blown-up like) got me in the ballpark. The shading looks pretty good, given that I don’t do that very often, but then… shading muscle striation isn’t exactly rocket science. Still, I’ll take what I can get, right?