Ventures in Pixel Art. (WIP) in Art & Sound
In the edit, a lot of the muscle form and tone was removed. The shading is more accurate, but the body is actually changed considerably.
Although, things like the face look much better in the edit.
Form muscle detail with the line art and shade it after if you're going for a really built look. And with the shading you can define more muscle is done correctly. Look at references for help, doing it off the noggin isn't really good if you aren't an anatomist expert or something lol.
Not so much built as tone. It is supposed to be a fairly slim man with tone, defined muscles (I know, the arms ended up a lot bigger than I intended). I just went with the anatomy I've self-learned from years of drawing. Lol