After talking with some friends and looking at how other people go about this kind of stuff I decided to take some photo-reference of myself in this pose. As you can see, I couldn't replicate the exact pose because it was inhumanly impossible to do so. Which I think works in my favor, because now this pose was more what I had in my head to begin with and looks more natural. Now that the character is nailed down, its time for some color.
Starting another one. This one was inspired by a black priest I saw on TV while watching the news. Thought him being a Vampire would be cool. I'll be working that left foot a lot in this one I imagine. Its just not right and I'm having a hard time figuring it out. Might need someone to pose for me on that one.