The first step when I draw from a photograph (other than just random sketching). I'll print out the photo, draw a grid on the printout and then use that to transfer the image on to the grid I've drawn on the paper. This step helps me figure out things like which way his fur goes, do I want to change composition from the original image, etc., and basically allows me to destroy the first sheet of paper experimenting without any impact to the final image, lol.
I'd really appreciate any critiquing!
Referenced again from
, and his lovely little fox, 'Reynard II'