This was an unplanned piece which I started a few days ago. I actually used line-art when I started this which is something I rarely do, typically I work directly with shapes and move those around… I realize my way is probably not optimal at all and I’ve seen many pros who teach otherwise but it’s what works for me.
Anyways, the results of this experiment are not half bad.
No references were used for any of this. Below you can see an accelerated WIP animated GIF: