The process of creating is magic. Creating invokes a new thing where once there was nothing. An idea appears from the realm of the imagination, and the desire to make it ‘real’ pushes and pulls it into being. This is where artistic license offers insight into the idea.
The new creation, whether visual art, analog or digital, 2D or 3D, music, dance, or theatre, becomes a memory, a thought, and an experience… where it lives!
I keep a sketchbook for my ideas. Often these sketched ideas are really rough. Very often they are drawn badly! I include a date or notes to help summarize the idea until I can develop it.