|#4 Finished Sketch|
Step #1 Gather information from the client about the content of the commissioned painting: what type of scene as well as time and type of day.
Step #2 Review support material (photos and plein air studies). Decide on the pencil sketch size and draw several compositions before choosing the final one.
The sketch can make or break a commission so I work on it the same way I would any other painting.
The finished study could also be considered a miniature painting.