Hard to say. Around 5, i guess? Maybe less, depends on my moods haha. But in either way, my mornings are my sketching hours, often just sketching and doodling things that come to mind, which unconsciously leads to A5 pages being filled. Though for some reason, i often don't have the motivation or ideas of what to actually sketch, so it can get difficult to filling the pages, eh.
Recently 11-15 has been my average on a good week, maybe more if im really inspired, but some weeks my sketchbook can be neglected if I'm going through an art block, I know it's bad but those are the times I need to recharge and relax
1-3 mainly because I draw on a pretty small scale. Like each drawing in my sketchbook is no more than 2" or 3" square. I think the habit came from trying to hide my sketches from teachers in school when I take notes...
It is hard to tell D: I have a HUGE sketch book 11/17 that I do about 3-4 pages of observations on. Then I have a mini sketchbook that I carry around with me when I see something I like i can quick sketch it and I might do 10-15 a week in that.
I must admit, I rarely use a sketchbook XD I do a few sketches when I'm out walking, but I need to do more. I do tons of pre-sketches for any finished piece though. I get frustrated with sketches, because I always see how it could become a finished piece but I have too many things to complete already. I guess there's also a difference for me between 'sketches' and 'studies', I need to do more studies but I scribble down undecipherable sketches all the time (so I don't forget ideas).
I have never used a sketchbook regularly, ever. Most of the time, especially when I would be in class, I would just have a couple sheets of paper next to my work to doodle on (or else I'd draw right on my work), so I have piles and piles of scraps of papers with drawings, and I usually lose most of them so when I got a tablet and SAI I almost completely abandoned paper altogether for six or seven months... Though a while back I was watching tutorials on the laptop and found it convenient to follow along on paper and it reminded me how good it felt to actually draw something physical. So I bought myself a new sketchbook and have every intention of using the living crap out of it >:0 But so far I've only drawn one thing in it in two weeks (pshhh-- and sorry for the longest comment ever I don't usually talk this much)
No surface is safe from the draws! >v< I'd have to say that I like both equally for different reasons although I tend to do a lot more digital, probably since I am always at my computer? But if I get accustomed to one or the other I cross habits like flipping my pen over and trying erase on the tablet or pressing the imaginary ctrl+z on paper lol
Drawing from observation is a very important skill, and artists use eyes to see right? Drawing is not learning to draw, it's learning to see. You can already make every possible type of line there ever is or has been in existance. It's simply learning to see those forms in your mind and in what you look at so that you can recognize them and put them on paper. If you can see them in real things, then you can see it in your mind and then it'll be easier to put on paper.
Aa, "as far as importance" just didn't make sense to me, idk : D Seeing every object as a 3-dimensional form is probably the most important thing any artist can learn, yeah. Definitely helped me a lot when I finally started 'studying' art
I have been doing a little bit of observation drawing, and I have learnt how to draw some basic rocks/rock formations (Well better than whatever I was trying to do before )
but yeah, going to make more of an effort to! I found one of my very small sketch books, nice and pocket sized to take were ever and equiped with a pencil should something come to mind on the run. Really cool learning off you how to practice art to improve yourself