the thumbnail is king
When working with elements like 3D models and masks, it’s easy to get bogged down. The secret to staying on course is my thumbnail sketch. Every 15 minutes or so I compare my current progress against the initial thumbnail. Do they look similar? Good. If not, it means I’m drifting off course and need to be careful about my design. The thumbnail isn’t just the first step – it’s your road map, blueprint, and instruction manual. Don’t ignore it!