I draw from my head. I see every character in my head so vividly that it often takes me only four or five sketches to get them on paper. Sometimes only one. There are exceptions though. Atacama the alien took around 20 or 30 sketches, with his head shape simplifying each time. It took well over 100 sketches to perfect the wolves in the Big Bad Wolf. Here are some sketches I did a few months back.

I was solidifying the world. They were quick notes on the look, nature and culture of the alien races that will pop up in Hector’s travels.