Here’s another piece I found recently digging through my archives. This was done back in high school using colored pencils on illustration board. The technique itself is pretty monotonous and requires a lot of blending using white pencil… I used to run a train on white pencils. Another thing I eventually disliked about it was that in time the colored pencil would crack and flake off (you can see what I’m talking about on the lower part of her right leg).
If I remember correctly, the photo reference I used was of Cory Everson, a famous bodybuilding champion from the 80’s. Around that time I was pretty involved in bodybuilding so a portion of the work I created was directly influenced by photos and images of fitness models and competitive bodybuilders.