I tried a number of poses, body shapes, styles and faces before settling with what's currently there. Ultimately this had some heavy handed influence by Tadahiro Uesugi whom I'm a big fan of. I've found that not using lines is a much more fun and interesting way for me to work cause i spend more time really carving out the shapes. additionally, I hate working in line with my bamboo, and thus bought myself a small cintiq! coming this friday, I will never do anything else but draw.