This is an attempt to articulate my question so it's more than a "just practice" answer.
I really want to get into concept art, but it takes me soo long to develop how a character will look and how they'll pose. A lot of it is accidental - it's a stumbling, shambling process with no real method or technique. And when I think I have something, it's really not developed. I don't know what to add. Here's an example of one that I actually liked, but I still feel like I made it plain looking:
Maybe I need to think of the mood or something more...the more I type, the more I feel like this really is just a "go practice" answer... so lets try to receive something more constructive from people:
What's your artistic process especially for character development? Of course every time will vary, but lets hear some examples.