No idea why, but I felt like something clicked this time. I was trying to focus on construction rather than the end result, and subsequently had a bit less trouble placing the torso and head together in difficult positions (her hair was so long and always over her face. GIRL WHERE DID YOUR NECK GO)
On the downside, I think she was a bit skinnier in person. Anyway! Let's check these out. Two minutes..
...and woooo! Twenty minutes!
In other news, I was cruising through an old sketchbook and found this gem from May 2009. The colors are less than incredible, but I like the idea.