I am working on a personal project and spent a few hours practicing drawing blue-footed Boobies today. The more I draw, the more I realize the importance of these preliminary drawings. As I work on these, I find the final image is stronger. I come up with stronger ideas and compositions.
You just can’t rush things and have quality work. It may be good, but there is so much more richness to the final piece when you put the time up front.