First - I seem to have either mis-numbered or lost two pastels. I could swear I completed a 79 and an 80, but they are not in my camera, and I don't see them in the garage... I have to search.
Second - it's been a while since I shared the process for these. I first draw with ball point on the kraft paper pad. Sometimes I watch, sometimes I close my eyes, sometimes I am blind-contour drawing something I see outside or in the garage (where I do this incredibly messy play).
Here is the result for Pastel 81. I watched this one part of the time and closed my eyes part of the time. Click image for a closer look.
Then I look for what it will be (what do you see?). This can take 5 minutes (like it did in this extraordinary case - the jongleur was simply THERE) or it can take several days of leaving and coming back. Sometimes they never resolve themselves, or I simply see shapes and motion and go with that.
Once I do see the beginnings of the pastel to come, I pick it out with a Sharpie. Here is the jongleur with helpers. You can see how some things are there, some are hinted in the pen lines, and others require a lot more from my imagination/memory. I try not to look anything up for these, generally working just from my heart and head.
Note the three feet. I don't have to decide which I will keep until I get to the pastels.
And here is the final pastel. I decided to emphasize the balance rather than the movement, and I liked the crossed feet/slippers. I also like that I can't tell the jongleur's gender.