Sketching is a process most designers use in the beginning stages of a project. It’s one of the fastest methods for idea exploration. With access to new media, we can further enhance this approach.
Google Image Search, together with Pinterest, Flickr, etc., give us instant access to thousands of images. Instead of merely collecting these images for reference, we can use them directly in a technique I’d like to call, “sketching with photos.”
Unlike photo-bashing, these photos are not meant to appear in the final image. Instead, we use these photos to “sketch.” Combining this method together with traditional sketching can help you find inspiration and discover fresh design directions.
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