I wanted to ask all of you who sketch this question.
“why do you sketch?”
I was sketching in the airport a few weeks ago and started to ask myself this question.
“why am I sketching?”
Sketching is quite different from finished art work. It is sometimes just doodles, sometimes a thought process, and sometimes a practice. Often, it is not meant to be seen.
We don’t make money off of it most of the time.
I definitely started sketching in school because my teacher told me we should all carry sketch book wherever we go so we improve our drawing ability whenever possible. And yes, it is true. I learn just as much from sketching as in any other drawing classes.
But I wonder if that’s the case all the time? Of course, I want to be practicing all my life to be a better artist than yesterday. I believe that the mileage of drawing counts.(in other words there’s no short cut)
But sometimes, I am drawing and find myself feeling so peaceful. Almost like some form of a meditation. I was taught in school that I need a purpose when I draw. Don’t put lines unless I know where I’m going…. I have to admit that I do lots of purposeless drawings/lines when I sketch these days.
Hmm… I don’t even know what I’m getting at. I wonder what other people think about the reason. We all certainly want to create some good art work but I think sketching doesn’t necessarily fall into that either.
Share your thoughts if you have spare time.