I always think it's one of the most interesting parts to see how people think about art. What's your are look like at its most "figuring out basic poses and layouts"? Some people have clean basic lines, others go stick figure, and others blooms of color. Personally, I'm team "blurry scribbles only I understand."
Figure outline next to the actual panel pencils i based on it. (Sorry about size. Did what I could on mobile)
What's yours look like? Do you have any thoughts on why people sketch as differently as they do?
I normally draw a character or specific pose again and again on the same page until I settle on a clean design for them. I've accumulated many pages of just jumbled scribblings and rough concepts over the years.
I have a degree in animation, so I was taught all about shapes in a character's form and how to get them expressive to rough out poses for the first pass on a sequence. And I think that shows in my sketchwork. I always build my sketches with SHAPES and ACTION LINES.
Heyeahyeah, that definitely shows! Not unlike those animated walk-cycle practices :P
Erm... mine usually start with egg shapes for the head and rib-cage, then the other limb shapes branch off from there.
The face and basic clothing shapes are usually included with the sketch unless I'm really struggling with the pose or don't know what it will be, yet. (the pencil sketches were just playing with poses, so they were faceless with more elaboration on the limbs)
But apparently I always include a "belt" line. Just some line across the waist that helps me measure what angle they're at and where their stomach is and stuff.