@lpetiti I had this same experience! "Required" sketching for a grade is definitely a bad idea. I think schools would serve students much better to focus on sketchbook prompts, ideas for things to draw, and strategies to help you grow as an artist. @Abellebeingart one thing I've been doing recently is picking 1 thing to draw per page in my sketchbook. So for example, I filled an entire page of my sketchbook with mushrooms, another with tea cups and pots, and another with bicycles. I try not to worry about how they look. I'm just learning the basic forms, and trying to be creative with my designs. It's surprising how much fun it is, and also how relaxing! I only have about 45 minutes to draw each day, and it typically took my 2 drawing sessions to fill one page of my 9x11 sketchbook, but it's not so much the number of pages filled that counts. It's daily drawing practice.
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