June 2, 2009, 9:13 pm
There is something visceral and exhilarating about putting a pencil to paper. Questions rush to mind at the first scribble; grand experiments spring from simple gestures; and decisions are made with each doodle. Sketching on paper is especially productive, too, because unlike other mediums, prototyping on paper is cheap. Just crumple up any failure and toss.
Little is more rewarding than drafting. Via trial and error, rumination and insight, a notion becomes tangible. Indeed, the expression of an idea is far more important than the idea itself. Imagine if Da Vinci merely scribbled ‚ÄúPaint portrait of Lisa Gherardini‚Äù on his canvas..