I haven't rendered out an image for a while now. There are a couple back burner pieces and pages that I'm itching to get onto paper. I get really amped thinking about possibilities of a finished piece: compositions, palettes, contrast hierarchies. But sometimes you just gotta doodle: loosen up, make room for new ideas, and just have fun.
Still sorting out some settings in Sketchbook 2011. Good news is, my full retail copy of the software arrived today -- time to put it to work and get my money's worth!