Most of the time I don't start with a sketch, but for this one I needed it. Figuring out the structure of those manikins wouldn't have worked if I had just tried to improvise it in chalk.
The manikins are something that happened for some reason I'm not quite sure. That's not a misspelling. I mean for them to be called manikins. I don't know why yet.
You can see how much the woman's facial structure changed as it progressed though.
I didn't know what she was going to look like. She was not drawn from life, she was invented. Her personality evolved, and I like how she ended up.
This is an 11.6MB animated gif, so I'm sorry if it loads slowly. Really wanted to see how it would look here.