I've attempted to make another GIF, this one did not take as much time as my first try HOORAY!!! I will have to learn how to line up the images a bit better though... maybe I should pay more attention while photographing? Glad we can all struggle through this together:) It's been helpful to look back, as I'm learning what works best for me and what to avoid in the future. Today I tried to start by massing in the shadow and light shapes without as many construction lines as I normally use.
I believe this was the strongest stage in this study, afterwards I did not keep things unified enough.
Here is the final sketch.