Colored pencil is less forgiving than other mediums, so planning your piece ahead of time is essential. John and Lisa explain why you should never skip this step, and provide additional thoughts on the following questions:
Why is a good reference photo important, and what tools can you use to create the best reference possible?
Which details should you be including in your drawings, and which details are actually hindering your art?
Should a colored pencil artist use the rule of thirds and “Z formation” composition?
Is it okay to use aids (tracing, rulers, etc.) to achieve your desired layout?
Is there a correct order when building shadows and handling highlights in your drawings?
The following resources were mentioned in this episode: