Here's another illustration I've been working on today. I'm basically trying to combine a kind of manga stylization with a splash of traditional figure drawing. I don't want them to look too "figurative" and at the same time not too "cartoony." Somewhere in between. How'm I doing?
I've enlarged the eyes a bit and exaggerated the lips, making them fuller. I want to get to a point where I can just draw these very fast, and very simple.