Well, I've been quiet for far too long with nothing to show for it :s But I intend on doing a lot of work this weekend!
First though, let's meet my proportion reference model:
Yes, it's a doll :p Specifically this is Lagoona Blue, a Monster High doll who I picked up in Toys R Us last weekend. Isn't she cute?
Besides wanting one of these gorgeous dolls for ages anyway, I absolutely adore their exaggerated proportions - the super long slim legs and sassily-sculped hands are just lovely! I'm going to keep the head rather a bit smaller though - works for a doll, not so much for a fighting game character :3
Now that I've got a base shape to go off, I need to dress her! Something close-fitting to show off her shape, functional to fight in but also ornate :3 Here's a picture I'm using for inspiration, although I'd prefer a bit less cleavage:
Now I'm going to shut up for a bit while I draw.