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How many pages in a sketchbook do you fill a week? Digital sketches do not count. 

47%
80 deviants said 1-3 I use it sometimes or I am too busy to draw.
17%
30 deviants said 0 - I do not use a sketchbook
15%
26 deviants said 3-5 I use it a fair amount.
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15 deviants said 5-10 I use it a lot
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8 deviants said others?
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6 deviants said 11-15 I love my sketchbook!
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4 deviants said 20+ Def obsessed
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3 deviants said 15-20 possibly obsessed

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navihawk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
used to be totally obsessed with doodles and observation sketches but recently, unless i have to work on a project for someone or really want to do a personal project; i just dont sketch.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Any reason for the change?
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navihawk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Dont really know why, maybe lack of ideas and inspiration.
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taliawolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am obsessed XD 
 I have filled half of my sketchbook within a week, and its super fat, like 120 pages? Lol XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What kinds of drawing though? XD Are these like, fully filled pages or just like one or two doodles on them?
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taliawolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they vary ^^" theyre either a page full of different doodles, or a decent piece XD
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Virensere Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sketching, even subconsciously is better than not at all. It keeps ideas flowing and the creativeness from getting blocked.
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ElectricFangs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I have a small sketchbook I always carry with me, but I only make a doodle in it from time to time. x:
I'm kind of envious of your 30 pages per week, must be good practice!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's good practice, but it's taxing sometimes. ;0;
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RevolverComics Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Anymore I only sketch stuff if I need to work something out for one of my comics, otherwise I'm drawing pages or the occasional pin up.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So you don't sketch very much?
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RevolverComics Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Not really, working a full time job I can't really afford myself the time. When I do it's faces of characters I know I'll be drawing a lot, just to get the facial structure down.
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Wazzlecoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's pretty good! Having times to put away the sketchbook is ok, and even I have days like that I just can't look at it even. :L
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Wazzlecoon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I take those times to read or review ideas in my head, turn them over and check for holes and such
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LilWitchlingAly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1... if I'm seriously lucky! ... most of the time now it seems I can only bust out one a month if I'm lucky... ~sigh~
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
time is something precious and not everyone has time ;-;
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
1-3 is a minimum now that I'm working on comic...lol.  Dat anatomy, even if not for detail.
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Applethecat13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
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...
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
possibly, maybe consider getting a special book for larger drawings. It allows you to eb more loose and have more motion.
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ArtByEdyn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My sketchbook is 11x17 too! lol
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Does it count if it's a little 3.5x5 one?  I usually don't do too much in my big one since I'm doing more digital art right now.  The little one's for breaks at work.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure, whatever book size you use counts.
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KettleQuill Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
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).  
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
there is a HUGE difference between a sketch and a study. A sketch is an idea, and study is like... a study? XD
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KettleQuill Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   General Artist
Yeah I know, I was just rambling.
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SolusVox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
3-5, but really 1-2 XD 
i have a hard time keeping sketches, i normally erase 90% of what i do, and if the pencil scored too deep into the page to erase ill rip it out..
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
BAW why? Keep them, they could be idea for later? ;-;
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Akimune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So usually it's between 5-10 but lately with work it ended up being 3-5 and sometimes even 0 ;-;
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Work is a valid reason to not fill many pages.
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Dracorum-Order Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I normally draw sketches on plain paper. That said, I have been filling a tiny square sketchbook with random OCs of deviants.
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Fantomte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
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)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Long comments are totally fine! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, my inbox ust got so large so fast. -cries-

I like to draw all over things too, random paper, my sketchbooks, and all sorts of things. XD I still prefer traditional art, but doing digital art isn't something I don't know how to do. :L
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Fantomte Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
No worries! I can understand that ^^

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
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DottiFox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do all my sketches and studies digital <-<
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though I'm supposed to be practicing, I usually only manage 1-3 Sweating a little... 
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Usually somewhere between 1-10, depending on the day and the week.
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MinecrafterNenagirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
depends on how busy the week is and how much i feel like drawing. it could be anywhere from 0-8
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Free time can be very hard to some by. XD
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Exynthie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
3-5 pages a day on average, varying it up between studies and imagination work c:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wooo, observation is really underrated as far as importance.
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Exynthie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
as far as importance? wat? :U
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
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Exynthie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
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
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol sort of reminds me of a weetbix add: "How many pages do you do!?"

and... only about 1... here and there... really bad... need to practice more.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol I had to ask this for class.

You should! Drawing from observation is a great way to improve skill.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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 :)

...still... over 20 pages Ahk... like... damn <_<
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't help it. It just happens.
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