I have never been good at sketching.
I mean, I can draw pretty well if there's a model
or a picture in front of me to look at.
I can draw realistically, even make it look quite nice.
But sketching, oh no. No, no, no.
If I can't see it, I can't draw it. Or even sketch.
I am terrible at that.
Like 4 year old terrible, you know.
I have tried to practice but it always ends up the same way.
At first I'm so ecxited. After a while I get really frustrated.
Then I crumble the paper into a tiny ball and throw it in the trash.
But over the years I have learned something.
It's ok to suck at things.
You don't have to be good at everything you do.
You can do something else.
I am a photographer. A very, very amateur one.
I sketch when taking pictures.
I see something interesting; perhaps a view or just a tiny detail.
I sketch the photo through the lense.
That scene or detail
combined to my camera
combined to my brain
is my sketchbook.
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