I took an extra step and digitized all my doodles and created a cleaner version of the rough sketch earlier
This is a digitized version of this piece:[link]
I had alot of fun with this piece becuase of the stripes and how I wrapped them to the body's contours. Sure, it was a pain in the arse but it was worht it to find a way that works, including trying to edit the stripes on a new layer. Sometimes google can be very inspiring on getting a good pose. The shading took the longest due to the fact I wanted to capture the muscles as I could see from the reference picture. Opie was pleased with this.
Opie copyright C. Barry