So as I mentioned before, I've been playing Saints Row 3 lately. Surprisingly awesome game - even though everyone I spoke to said it was good, for some reason I never saw myself getting into it. It's remarkable how it is in so many ways a clone of Grand Theft Auto, but in so many ways an entirely different, and better game. One of my friends compared it to tracing over someone's drawing and calling it their own. The more I think about it, the more I feel that a more accurate analogy would be to say that it's much like copying the general compositional framework of a drawing.
More than anything, the steal-cars kill-people run-missions aspects of Grand Theft Auto (which pretty much describe it fully as a game) are ultimately the foundation of a genre more than things that make the game itself unique. The only reason we see it as the latter is because it was, for a very long time, the only major title within its own genre.
Anyways, enough of that. Yesterday I started drawing my Saints Row 3 character, using several varying pieces of reference, along with multiple screenshots. Here's my progress so far.