Here’s a few recent doodles from my pocket sketchbook. As I thumb through it’s pages, I realize that I’ve drawn a lot of faces lately but very few full-body poses. That’s not good. Faces are easier for me to draw than the rest of the body, so I hope I’m not getting lazy and only drawing what I’m familiar with. The more my skills improve, the stronger the temptation for me to do easy sketches that look “professional” rather than awkward, messy sketches that reveal my weaknesses. But those ugly sketches can be the most important. How else am I going to keep learning and growing if I don’t wrestle with the hard stuff? If I ignore my weak areas and just start “coasting”, in the long run I’ll wind up stunted. Next time I go out sketching it’s gonna be full-body poses.