The book in the bagPosted: December 25, 2016
For the very quickest of sketches, I’ve been keeping a pencil and a really small sketchbook in my bag. If you want to make drawing a daily habit, then the book needs to be with you wherever you go — for those waiting times in the dentist’s office, for the commute home on the train or bus, or even for a few minutes on your lunch hour. And it doesn’t need to be something significant that you sketch. Maybe it’s just the way the light hits the house across the way, or the big boots on the guy sitting next to you on the bus, or the half empty coffee cup on your desk. Every little bit of drawing practice is valuable, and the easier it is to use the tools, the more likely you will be to do it. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but if there’s one I’ll try to adhere to this year, it’ll be to take out the book in the bag a little more often.