Lately I have been getting requests for tight pencils before developing finished vector lettering for a packaging project. The sketch process begins with very rough drawings. Best to start loose as refinement happens with a series of multiple sketch overlays. Eventually the top overlay gets rendered with markers, scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop.
This image shows the starting point of the sketch process to the final sketch before proceeding to vector lettering. There were 20 overlays involved in the sketch process of each version.
After review of the sketches one version was chosen for vector development. The final lettering was sent to the client who imported the paths to Photoshop and created this beautiful presentation comp.