I read in “The encyclopedia of writing and illustrating children’s books” by Desdemona McCannon, Sue Thornton and Yadzia Williams that you should base your character on a child you know. My brother has a little girl who’s nickname is “Mooi-Mooi” (Pretty-Pretty). These sketches is an attempt to develop a character based on her, even though the character looks nothing like her.
This was my second attempt, the first looked more like a teenager. After correcting this (and several months or may be a year) I enlarged the frontal view and inked it.
When I finished this I painted the illustration with watercolour paint. I am not very happy with the end product but don’t know how to fix it.
I added some shadows.