Okay, this isn’t exactly what it sounds like, but it is. I retreat into my hidey hole and start researching, brainstorming and sketching out ideas that will become final artwork. You might hear from me looking for feedback on a rough idea or you might not. If you need to get project updates for your own sanity, we can certainly arrange that too. This stage can take 2-5 days for me to complete. It may be the longest lasting stage in the process.