Introduction to Art/Conceptualizing A Work of Art
Methodology: A body of practices, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline or engage in an inquiry.
Usually a linear process.
1- Define your Goal or Problem
2- Research potential concepts, Reference visual materials, and Reflect on others who have achieved similar goals
3- Develop the Concept; the idea or expression to be conveyed
4- Develop the Visual Component
5- Create and execute
6- Evaluate the results then revise and refine the work
See Creativity  and Convergent Production 
Consider the medium most suitable for your goal.
Usually a non-linear process that requires: