In the beginning, every project around here begins with a sketch done in pen or pencil (whichever happens to be most convenient when inspiration strikes) on napkins, paper bags, scrap paper or (if within arm’s reach) a sketchpad. Ideas are solidified with a trusty black Sharpie (of which there are boxes and boxes full here). Then, when it is time to play with ideas for colors (long before mixing inks and choosing paper) the Prismacolors are engaged.
This is how we begin.
How do your projects begin?