Today I gave talks on process and composition. Everyone is working hard: brainstorming, drawing out thumbnails, hunting down reference. They look so serious. Trust me, there were plenty of laughs.
The process being: research (if need more information about a character or story); brainstorming with words and thumbnails; larger rough sketch working out composition; gather reference for missing information about form, textures, figures, objects; value study; color study (if needed); tighter sketch/drawing at full size for the final; finalize image in chosen media.