For this week at Gesture Drawing, you can see a clear progression in the drawings I did, since I stayed in the same medium the whole time.
The first few are more realistic, and I'm working out what the costume looks like, etc.
These ones look more like life-drawings:
After a while, I started experimenting more with the costume and contrast, and doing more character and story-based drawings. I could see how this kind of process would be helpful with character design...once you get comfortable with simply drawing a character's costumes and proportions, it would be easy to pose them and work with story.