The Importance of Sketching
Planning is something designers and creatives are not always good at. I certainly am one that sometimes has an idea and rushes to the mac to get it down in Illustrator. There is a lot of debate weather pen & paper has lost its place in design but i say there is no substitute for seeing an idea going from crude sketch to amazing final art.
Sometimes the mac, although most see at as a creative tool, can restrict your creativity. The pen & paper will always have a special place in any designers heart and it has a flow a looseness that a rigid computer program cannot emulate.
Pen & paper, far from dead.