Back in October 2012, I took a workshop called “Pencils Down” with Mark Baskinger and William Bardel. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of sketching. I now regularly carry a sketchbook with me, along with some technical pens and markers and can be found sketching on the bus, at lunch, on my couch, during meetings, etc. Rather than fall back on my old drawing style that I went into college with (copying real items with the goal of matching as closely as possible), I’m drawing out of my head. This approach has resulted in a real mix in terms of quality, but has also turned out some creative pieces that I’m really pleased with. Regular practice has made me more patient, detailed and open… I can see an improvement and I’m hooked again. Feels good!