Drawing the initial block in and sketch is so uncomfortable for me that I have a very difficult time even putting pencil to paper. I know that only repetition of the process will make it easier. But it's hard to make myself do something so difficult over and over and over. It's not fun at all, but important I know.
This sketch was done in thirty minutes. I keep a timer to start and stop myself and keep myself moving and away from working on details. To my eye, the drawing has no strength or vigor. She looks so airy and flighty, like a little sprite or fairy, instead of the magnificent strong bronze statue that she is. I'll post her actual picture later.