Recently, on Goni Montes's blog, he posted a very detailed layout of his process as well as helpful information about how to achieve the best composition. Goni, who is a teacher at the Savannah College of Art and Design, was inspired to share his process after receiving a question from one of this students.
Here is what he had to say:
"During a recent class, one of my students approached me with a very common concern. In her mind, she could visualize her figures and how these fell within the composition of her illustration. Once drawn on paper though, these looked nothing like they did in her thoughts. On the other side, her attention to detail was impeccable. This made me realize that I had been ignoring the basis of her problem. We found out she was paying plenty of attention to detail but ignoring the base gestures to build upon. It is a problem that I had neglected to see, as most of my students have already acquired this knowledge and put it to good practice through their foundation classes. After a few lessons on gesturing and its importance, the student reached a control over her figures she hadn’t grasped before.