Thomas 13 December 2010 I always have some paper around me. Sketching is the perfect way to start a project. Even for some stuff that’s really easy to do, like making a button, I usually start on paper rather then anything else. An empty piece of paper can be daunting, but I’ve found that putting a few random lines of pencil on your paper can start you off quickly. If not, at least you can still erase it.