I've thought of this concept for ages, since I get to this situation a LOT at conventions. And well, many people I see...I feel they're not doing it right.
"Can you draw me?" (of course, they're already dressed in cosplay)
"yea sure" (sticks anime eyes on an anime character)
"holy shit! That's so awesome!" (I wanna slap both of them)
**this is different than drawing someone when they ask to be an anime character.
So I thought of this concept--"Cos-draw". It's a lot harder than drawing someone into an anime character, because what if they're fat, do you wanna draw them fat? You know, people are beautiful the way they are ^_^
"Cos-drawing" is drawing a person as they are in real life. So it's drawing a cosplayer LOOK LIKE A COSPLAYER cosplaying as a character! Now THAT takes some amount of actual drawing skill.
**this term is completely made up by me. But I wanna spread the term!**
Model: HasParrot (i don't know if she has a DA account but that's her alias). Walking in San Francisco fisherman's wharf in the middle of the day in a Nichijou cosplay. I was told I suck at backgrounds, so I'm practicing drawing them. It's not like I'm perfect at drawing stuff like this, and I don't use a pencil underdrawing (It's straight out a pen on a piece of paper and no pencil)
afterthoughts: Her arm is too short. I suck at backgrounds.