I'm not the strongest at character sheets, so I figure, I'll just do a normal painting and that'll be good enough of a reference! I may do a back eventually -- wings and things are still up in the air, but the character is fairly solid as is. (Disclaimer: This image started as an anatomy study and turned into a full painting -- I no longer have the source image's original location. Sorry!)
So. "Bruce", as I'm calling him. A "Bara Boxelder Bug" as some have called him. Yes, I'm aware of the alliteration, and I've made peace with it. Deriaz has always meant to serve as an embodiment of who I am physically, but what I wish I could be mentally or in confidence (as abstract of concepts as those are to portray in art -- working on it!). Bruce, on the other hand, is sort of a counter to that. It's a body type that appeals to me pretty heavily, but the character himself is in a different kind of struggle -- poor, cannot win bodybuilding competitions, stuck in a construction job and lifts on the side. He may be an "ideal" to some, but I don't want him to just be eye candy for some viewers. I suppose we'll see how well I handle that!
Critiques welcomed as always.