I periodically sit down either in a coffee shop or in my studio with what I call my formal sketchbook. I will select markers in shades that I think will work for my designs and I get to work sketching!
Sometimes an idea from my notebook will transform into a very different pieces, other times it will stay exactly the same. And sometimes I will sketch out a design in several color ways or shapes.
I revisit sketches a lot and will periodically make edits to shapes or colors before I start to play around with physical materials.
All photos taken in Brooklyn Heights & Riverside, CT by the lovely Julia D'Agostino!