You must carry a sketchbook with you all the time, and unless you make one drawing a day-not for the sake of a drawing, but to learn something about something you didn’t know about (there isn’t a house, there isn’t a place in the world that doesn’t have something you ought to investigate)-you aren’t being true to yourself.

Millard Sheets, from “The Noble Approach; Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design”


I wish I had finished this book before teaching my last class—it hits at the heart of why sketchbooks are so important!
I think sometimes I get caught up in “getting better at drawing” or “making something worth showing” that it’s easy to forget that learning is a huge component of drawing. Not even learning how to draw (we know how to draw, and honestly, who cares), but learning about the world, how it works, and our own reaction to it.

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About keeping a sketchbook by your side all the time.

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