I think one of my favorite parts of creating artwork is sketching out the ideas. I truly love it!
There is a certain freedom that goes with sketching. You are just not concerned about the finished product, you grab your paper and pens or pencils or what ever you work with and your imagination. I think if I could find a job that allows me to sketch all day I would take it. I had a teacher at SVA who made us work only with a Bic black ink pen. He wanted us not to be concerned about the finished product just be free with your ideas. This lesson is part of my work and I rarely use a pencil.
Here are some sketches from my most recent project that I'm working on called "Why Am I Me?"