Alright, first order of business is to try to visualize Denise from a 2D vantage. I started doing some sketches and color studies of the reference photos to try to familiarize myself with the curves and proportions. Initial sketches went a bit slow due to lack of practice and fear of f**king up. I will have to try another batch tomorrow and hope that I'm a bit faster/more accurate. After I feel comfortable with the form I will begin making thumbnail sketches of the actual composition. For the time-being, here's the first batch of sketches - more to come.