In college, I had a large one I could use for teaching or other community projects, like club advertising. After college, in order to get my daily goals worked out, I’d often write everything down on a whiteboard and erase each thing as I got it done. Whiteboards helped me stay organized and make connections between things in a way that typing things in a word document never allowed.
And then I got into game development. My whiteboard addiction unabated, I wrote all my ideas for levels down and erased them as they were completed. I planned things out, daily, and organized my thoughts. Sometimes I’d make a sketch for something I’d go and make in Blender later.
The problem was: I always erased. Never kept anything. And now that I want to show my thought-process, it’s gone. All that potential concept art, gone.
That’s not entirely true, though. I do have some sketches, mostly from times I sent someone else an example of what I was doing. So, without further ado:
But that’s it. Nothing more that I can find. Hard to make a portfolio of past design choices and the thought processes when so much of it has been poorly preserved.
In any case, there’s only one direction–forward. Onward. Time to keep better documentation.