Originally Posted by axl99
Bobby Chiu once subbed my lifedrawing teacher in class and told me this very zen piece of advice.
Once you've blocked in the shape of whatever you're drawing as a whole, find a place you'd like to start and "flow" to the rest of the image from there. Sometimes I like to start off with hands so I'll move to the forearm, shoulder, torso, hips, down one leg, up another, around the head and into the other arm.
Make sure to have all your shapes and construction lines down first, then build the details gradually in stages.
yeah, i tried that after you told me at Otakon, and it worked really well to prevent overworking because i felt like, I could stop at certain points and not feel unfinished because I'd done the important parts. And it kept a notion of style and stroke, too.