I love whiteboarding. This is no surprise, as I am a visual thinker: I cannot “think in the air.” I need to put things down to both explain (communicate) as well as to be sure that I understand (reiterate). It’s a wonderful tool for brainstorming and early-stage storyboarding.
The top image came forth after watching the movie, The Waterhorse, (great movie by the way) to show how cute the Lock Ness monster might actually be.
The whiteboard is a great medium for getting things down FAST too. Once when explaining the expression “obvious as an egg in a snowstorm” (meaning a white egg isn’t very visible against a white snowy environment) a different kind of story popped into my mind. I thought of a larger plot about a poor egg trying to make its way through a snowstorm, and had to quickly get it down.