Starting new projects
So my buddy Marc and I are putting together our next project, and I'm working on my initial effort into writing/drawing my own book.
I work in a very "cart before the horse" method. As a designer, I work up logo designs, page layouts, and design elements before I even touch art. For some reason, this puts my brain in to a certain tone which works its way in to the art of a book.
For example, I'm hoping to convince Marc to work with me on a sci-fi concept he has, so I started playing with logos and research type treatments bases around the central concept. This makes me think of sci-fi and ways to push the design, which makes me want to push my art in various directions.
How do you start up new projects? Do painters start with new techniques? Illustrators do hundreds of sketches?