As a designer and illustrator, I love creating stuff on paper first. While doing this way, I feel physically connected with what I’m creating. Ideas come naturally during this time.
My visual ideas, UI designs, and writings are first created using pen and paper. I like to draw and write using my hand, then strike it, do it again, and repeat until I’m happy with the final result.
This helps me create content and designs faster and avoid confusion while doing it digitally using my laptop.
In fact, I’m writing this newsletter on a paper. I love this process. And here is what author and artist Austin Kleon has to say about it.
The computer is really good for editing your ideas, and it’s really good for getting your ideas ready for publishing out into the world, but it’s not really good for generating ideas. There are too many opportunities to hit the delete key. The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us—we start editing ideas before we have them.
Do you use pen and paper for your creation process? If yes, I would love to see what you have made recently. Please reply to this email with your creation or tag me on Twitter.