QUESTION: Do you still make concept sketches?

Is thumbnailing and concept sketching still a part of your creative process? Throughout my experience both professionally and as a student, I have seen many newer students of the industry draw less and seemingly push the same idea across the computer screen until it becomes more of what they want. I personally value the process of the thumb nailing and conceptualizing on paper for the fact I feel it pushes us to explore more ways we can execute an idea far more efficiently than on the computer. I have met some professors that demand it while I have met many professionals that skip it.

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