Drawing Techniques: a Guide
Function: First Finished Design  
The result of the two previous stages was a first finished design for the composition. At this point the artist fixed his inventions in an overall drawing. Many details, however, were still undefined at this point: physiognomies, details of dress and architecture, and other decorative motifs.

Giovanni Battista Naldini, Mercury and Aglauros. Horvitz Collection, Beverly farms

Working sketch
Detail studies and life studies