This is a first rough of the pose and composition I'm thinking of for the final piece. I've kept it deliberately rough, so that I'm looking primarily at the shapes and composition and not being seduced by sexy linework(By sexy linework, I mean a really nice appealing stroke or line that may actually be wrong but just looks nice and therefore restricts you from changing it).
There's a few little things here that I'm not happy with, so on a separate sheet of paper, working over the top of this drawing, I will now work at exploring what looks best and what I can improve.
First up, his head- here I'm going to play with pushing the shapes around a bit and seeing what I can exaggerate without straying too far from him being recognisable. As he doesn't appear to be a personality type person, I'm trying hard to nail the visual "look" of him, and the more things I get accurate the better.