1 - base by ~mariiiis-dolls
2 - Flatten and behead (sorry mariiii xD)
3 - Draw own head.
4 - Sketch idea
5 - Decide doll is too small. Enlarge.
6 - Flat out design ready to shade.
You might wonder why, despite reshading, and an ability to draw myself, I continue to occasionally delve into the realm of using bases. Here are some reasons.
a) looking at fab poses is often the trigger for the idea. Here the decision to do this character came from the pose in the first place.
b) it's part of a community and exciting to see where different people can take the same starting point.
c) sometimes I just want to draw pretty things without worrying about anatomy. A little lazy yes, but when it's 100% for fun? Who cares