Whenever I gut a book to use the book covers…well, for other books, I try my best to cut the whole book block out in one piece.
I’ve done that recently — and the book block just sits on my desk in front of me…it actually ended up being a decent little place to set my keyboard on…and then I started just playing since I had the paper there…so as I listen to podcasts and watch videos or whatever…I play…doodle…take notes…whatever.
So, one day, I did this, no initial sketch, nothing like that. I was just playing. Once it was all dry, I actually took her and glued her down in a journal.