To help me develop the style for my character I picked artists I was particularly inspired by. I looked at their brush styles, colouring and how they drew features.
I collected the most relevant pieces in their style-
(John Watkiss’s work available via above link)
And then studied features, colouring style etc-
From that I studied possible eye designs-
I then chose what I thought was my favourite and started working on noses-
I realised that I was struggling to draw the eyes consistently so I instead went for a much simpler style (lower half of next image)-
From that I worked on head designs before choosing a hair style and beginning to develop the body shape and proportions-
My next step will be to decide on an outfit and make a complete design sheet for her.