I agree that sketching is essential for the artist. I always have a sketchbook
with me, even if it is only the 3-1/2" by 5" spiral bound sketch pad that I keep
in my purse. It is filled with sketches I made while waiting for appointments
with doctors, dentists, stores to open, trains to pass, etc. I have always
impressed upon my adult students the importance of keeping sketchbooks.
Hopefully, I will be able to prove the importance of sketching (and the pleasure
it *can* give) to my middle school students when I begin teaching this next
I was fortunate to have a high school art teacher who emphasized sketching and
drawing. Over the years I have filled countless sketchbooks and have enjoyed
the making of every gestural mark. I believe that the spontaneity of sketching
keeps me creative and my techniques freer.
I was impressed with your article on sketching at WetCanvas. Would it be
possible for me to get a copy of it? Although I could download it from the
WetCanvas site, I would wind up with a document that is loaded with extraneous
information pertaining to the web site...and all that extra stuff would use a
lot of my printer's ink.
Debra L. Kozak Studio
Larry Seiler wrote:
> <Sketching for me as an artist/art teacher is a life blood. For me, the
> highest motivation for passing that value onto the kids...was for them to
> see me putting it into practice as though it were as I said, "important">
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