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Marjan Van der Donk

Hi Misty,
Don’t be put off by how other people use/fill their sketchbooks! I agree that some are really beautiful, but like you said: you have to start somewhere, and aiming to be ‘perfect’ will get you nowhere 😉 at least that is my experience! And: everyone has their own unique approach and process…
When I started at DTO, I bought a spiral-bound sketchbook and did all my exercises in them. A nice record of your progress! I also used the pages to make notes from the lessons, jotting down encouragements and ideas/thunmbnail sketches. My second sketchbook was a bound version. Nice book, but the third one will be a spiral-bound again because for me that works better.
All in all, my advice would be: treat yourself to a nice new sketchbook, put pencil to paper and have fun! Boast about your most beautiful drawings, and have compassion on the botched ones …