I was having a conversation recently with someone about how “no one sketches anymore”. I find that hard to believe . . . maybe people have different ideas of what sketching is. There’s probably a range of “notes”, “drawing”, “doodle”, “throw away model”, and “draft” that fits inside the idea of sketching. While I don’t find my own sketches particularly beautiful, they are usually essential to the process of making just about anything. I don’t think I’ve ever succeeded in making any kind of reasonably complex parametric model without some amount of paper and pencil foundation work.
Here’s some stuff I was thinking about getting ready for this post on incrementing.