Just a quickie today because I saw something that made me smile!
I love it when artists post the lineart and then the finished piece. In the case of this drawing, the lines are charming and well-executed, but don't particularly give the impression of a finished piece. They are clearly one part of a considered process.
A lot of the time, lines are used as a description of exclusively form and the things that can be conveyed that way, composition, expression, etc. Then, when we color, we begin to consider things like mood and lighting. I've been thinking a lot about how to describe light with line while working on the recent ink drawings, and so I had a particular "squee" moment when I noticed this lovely spot of consideration in Hughes' drawing-
Look at the color version at the shadow behind Selina- the shape of it, and compare it to the line version. Despite there being very little detail in the wall behind her, he took care to put a greater line weight and detail in between the rocks where they would be in shadow. Also the tread of her boot makes me happy in the same way- he knew it would be snow crusted and so didn't waste brushstrokes describing the unnecessary silhouette of the boot.
So cool. Yeah, planning!