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How to Use a Sketchbook to Promote Creativity

Some useful advice for visual artists on keeping a daily sketchbook

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It took me a long time to understand this, but the day-to-day job of the artist is not ‘making art’, it is filling sketchbooks.

As Austin Kleon says, “filling my sketchbook” is a perfectly legitimate answer to the question “what are you working on…




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Adam Westbrook

Adam Westbrook

Video artist working at The New York Times. I write a weekly newsletter about visual storytelling and creativity.

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