For my last contract time was very short. I had to produce 14 illustrations in less then 4 weeks, 25 days.
Here is an example of the different stages in producing these drawings. Note how rough the sketch is. At the beginning there was no clear vision of style or mood. It had to be figured out as we went. So the sketches were kept loose in anticipation of change, also, they were done with an aesthetic direction in mind that in the end the project did not go with.
The posting is called "4 step program in 3 images" because I inked directly onto my pencils, so there was a second stage to the rough sketch, finished pencils.