(5) Still searching but no answers yet. I will continue between these last few steps until I hit on something worthwhile. All of mistakes are leading to when I know the character and can draw that character easily, within context, from my imagination.
(4) Returning to step 1 of part 2 to rediscover new ideas. Usually when I hit a problem like the one below, returning to an earlier part of the process and refreshing myself with new ideas helps. Here I'm exploring different character traits of the lead officer. Should he be a round character or a flat character and how does he act beyond the context of picture being drawn. Ideas are still the focal point and the drawing is secondary.
(3) Further refinement - Again, more sketches that didn't make the cut but are important and point out issues in character development. Too many personal cliches, not enough visual interest, unclear storytelling are great mistakes to make though.
(2)More throw away sketches loosely exploring different styles and attempting to push past personal cliches.
(1)Refinement of relationships based off of the plot. At this point, the most important aspect is developing the emotional connection and power structure between the characters and audience. These are loose throw away sketches but are important development work for better ideas.