Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

The initial sketch

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Marvin Minsky

What do we do when things are hard to describe? We start by sketching out the roughest shapes to serves as scaffolds for the rest; it does not matter very much if some of those forms turn out partially wrong. Next, draw details to give these skeletons more lifelike flesh. Last, in the final filling-in, discard whatever first ideas no longer fit…Until you’ve seen some of the rest, you can’t make sense of any part.

Marvin Minsky

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June 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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