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As an alternative to starting with pencil or pen & ink I sometimes start straight in with paint, looking for happy accidents in form to pull out by refining definition or adding recognisable detail, creating sketchy . Some of these make it to fully realised images, some don't. I occasionally begin in ludicrous hues as I'm not confident with colour, & so it pushes me to be more experimental, even if I do tone it down a little by the end.

@hesir Thanks for sharing your sketches and process images. It helps to demystify the whole creativity process for the rest of us. I really appreciate when artists do this.

@GreatBigTable No worries, I'm sure I'll post more, further down the line. And if anyone ever has specific questions, I'd be happy to try and answer those too. :)

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