Re: Design - Notes for the Advanced Artist
I think this is a good compilation of what works for a particular artist and some of it is what I do too! It takes years of making pictures to get to this point of understanding the process. For my planned work a lot of thought goes into composition, color and approach to the subject. I didn't always do this and end up dissatisfied. And sometimes I just do a small drawing without much consideration of all that, but they are just that, small.
There are rules, no matter how much you read and study, only time and practice will make it all understandable. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't read and study.