Drawing is a large part of my process. I draw, cut up the drawings and collage the pieces, use that as a basis for another drawing, and do the same thing again and again. I keep going, changing the drawing in many ways until it starts to look like something I might want to keep, as the basis for a painting, as a painted work on paper, or to just keep as a drawing.
If I used it as the basis for a painting, or for a painted work on paper, the image will usually change again as I’m painting. It might change a lot as I go along, or the changes can be subtle. After I finish the final piece, I find that I sometimes like to go back and make a new drawing that is based on the changes made in the newest version. So, I can make drawings before, or after, a work is completed.
For me, drawing is the visual equivalent of thinking.