I've become really frustrated with my drawing lately. I haven't been improving at the rate I expect of myself and my anatomy, particularly female anatomy, has been pretty abysmal. So I decided to take a few weeks off the comic, take a refresher course by pouring through some anatomy books, and draw a bunch of pin-up pieces.
I did an Emma Frost piece that, while okay, still had some issues. Yesterday, I decided to take a stab at Phoenix in her white duds. I found a pose I liked (one that seemed challenging with foreshortening and weight distribution) and had at go at it. This is the result. I'm really happy with it and I think I nailed the anatomy pretty well. I feel like I found a good balance between "hot comic book girl" and "well-proportioned, somewhat realistic heroine". As some of you know, I have huge issues with the sexualization of women in comics and prefer to draw my female protagonists with smaller breasts, reasonable proportions, and more clothes.