Ink blot characters
At the start of a character-led project I’ll get a stack of printer paper and start sketching rough ideas with a Copic marker. I can quickly generate proportions, stance and many other key elements of the design and go through hundreds of ideas. I’ll then have dozens of designs to choose from that are all very different from one another. I’ll then do a detailed pencil drawing over the top to refine the design, which I’ll then paint in Photoshop for presentation purposes.