|Sketch for the ceiling of a girl's room. I'd have this on my own ceiling if I could.|
What I do is visit the house and take snapshots of the area the owners want painted. I then print those photos onto plain paper, sketch my design ideas right in, and scan the drawing and email it to the client. It really helps them see what I have in mind and give me feedback.
So that's what this is -- a preliminary sketch in pastel pencil and a couple colors of pastel, on a snapshot I took at the house. Colors and other things will be refined and adjusted as I go (the pinks here really shifted toward a dull yellow tone -- not much like what I actually drew; and the red-clay colored lines will be a pretty blue-violet in the actual painting).