First Page Fear

When it comes time to begin a new project, there's always a tingly feeling of being off the beaten track.  I have no idea what the book is going to be about, who is going to be in it, or what it's going to look like page to page.  Other illustrators I know call this "First Page Fear". Everyone copes with first page fear differently - I like to geek out and sharpen things.

Here are my pencils, arranged in spectacular OCD order from which I like to use least to most. Cerulean blue is clearly the winner (far right) by it's tiny nubbiness.IMAG1188