Ideas in the Raw
November 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
They come unbidden, so you grab what’s handy and make a fast sketch. Could be a napkin, an old receipt, the back of an announcement sent home from school.
Maybe you’re on the computer, working on a couple of websites or some ad layouts or some logo designs, or paying bills or writing up a proposal… and into your mind streaks the realization that the holidays are upon us and you have to do something for that too.
Quickly, you pick up a pen and scribble out an image or two. No time to develop it just yet, but it’s out now and you go back to those other deadlines.
And that’s how it happens.
Raw ideas can simply spill out when least expected. At their best, the energy captured in sketches gets translated into the polished, refined end-product. At their worst, they’ve given you a place to work from.
So there’s really no downside. Sketch it out. On paper, with a pen or pencil or marker. From your mind to your hand. I highly recommend it!