7 Creature studies
Using my imagination I like to explore creature studies. This is pretty much as simple as it sounds. Here I’m setting up the scene, really finding who this creature is and what they’re about. I would draw a distinction between this step and the previous tip in that the focus here is finding the character; it’s refined exploring. Yes, you’re drawing from imagination, but this stage is chasing down that elusive bit that is going to take the piece from regular to extraordinary. In many ways you’re finding the magic here.