This entry was originally posted on Monday, May 14, 2012

I discovered long ago that when I sketch with a pencil in my sketchbook, I want to erase.

And erase some more.

I probably spend more time erasing than sketching.

Then nothing gets drawn.

Does that sound familiar?

If you are someone that spends all your time sketching with your eraser more than your pencil,

try sketching with a marker or a pen instead.

The temptation to erase is no longer there.

You are forced to commit to a line.

This commitment can be such freedom.

The more you commit, the better you will get.

I saw a huge improvement in my drawing skills when I gave up the pencil.

I’m sure you will also.

But please keep the marker to the sketchbook and don’t use it on your watercolor paper!

(My mother would also recommend that you not use it on your sheets, walls, or stuffed animals like I did when I was younger)

Leslie Lambert

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