I did an analysis of my drawings from the past year. In particular I looked at the ones I really liked and surprisingly what separated them wasn’t anatomy or composition or even lighting (although all important areas); what I liked most about them was that the drawings had rhythm.
The figures in these drawings had a rhythm and simplicity to them; conversely the ones I didn’t like had an unappealing stiffness to them. So this drawing is my attempt at purposely getting a more rhythmic flavor to the figures. It took me about 9 attempts to get here.
The drawing only started to lock-in once I made a curved line on the pregnant female clown that went from her heel to her shoulder. This added some good rhythm to the figure and made her belly stand out more than previous versions.