All artists work differently, but it seems they all have this in common. They have to try an idea a few different ways before they decide on the way that works the best, or conveys the idea the way they want. Often artists will make sketches using pencil and paper, or sometimes the computer. Every artist approaches this differently, but they all want to explore different perspectives before they spend the time making the final illustration just the way they want it. These are rough sketches—they don’t spend a lot of time making each one perfect, but try to draw them quickly to get the ideas out.