I was in New York last week. At the end of my trip, I had a few hours before I had to catch my plane so I went up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a favorite haunt of mine. Big surprise. This time, I decided to spend some time in some different areas. First I went to the Greek and Roman sculpture area. Very inspiring. I whipped out my small sketchbook that I always keep with me and practiced on these beautiful statues.
I believe that every artist should practice sketching as much as possible, daily at least. This is the artist’s equivalent to a musician practicing scales or an athlete throwing pitches. You should do it enough that capturing what you see before you becomes second nature.
I usually travel with at least a small sketchbook, a commercial permanent ink pen, and maybe a set of…
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