Ive found that whenever I try and attempt characters, I always give up mid way through the grayscale rendering stage. I seem to spend a lot of time on the lines and rendering the forms, but it takes agggees as im having to continuously paint over the lines and trying to regain or develop depth. Is there anything you can advise to help me speed up the process and get to the point of finishing a character?
Question about the first phase, when you're doing the sketch do you have any idea what you are drawing? For example, do you have an idea in terms of the perspective or pose in your head before you start drawing? If you are truly just doodling, how do you consistently get good results, is it just practice?