So, these past few days for me have been somewhat of an artistic rut for me. I decided I would change up my method of drawing a bit and it helped REALLY well! So, to help both others and myself out with this method of SFM / 2D art combo!
First, boot up SFM and load the models you are going to be using. Make sure you have something to use as a background that is contrasting to the character. No complex scenebuilds but something like a colored panel.
Now that SFM is up and ready, pose pose pose! You don't necessarily need too be good at posing, but if you should try something a little complex! This makes these next few steps will be a little more helpful and easy! Straight likes are not very fun to draw usually, but curves are!