Finding Time to Sketch

…isn’t easy. But sketching, is one of the best tools a designer has to solve problems, present found solutions, and just plain all around communicate. Developing your sketching skill is not easy either, sure some are born with a natural ability, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reach the same or higher skill level.

I just started reading a great book, called Outliers. One of it’s grabbing quotes:

“In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.”
— Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers)

If you take this to heart, it means you’ll become an expert of anything after spending 10,000 hours doing it. If you want to become an expert sketcher/designer, all you have to do is get busy.

Just for fun:

I need to spend about 10,000 more hours sketching, but time is limited, so I’m always looking for new ways to fit an extra sketch in. Lately, I’ve been putting the iPhone 4 to the test. Finger paintings are kind off fun.

Drawn and recorded using iPhone 4 and the Brushes app.


2 Responses to “Finding Time to Sketch”

  1. Seriously? 10,000 hours? If that’s the case, I think the only thing I’m an expert at is sleeping. And really – I’m not all that good at it either.

    Cool sketches – that was fun to watch.

  2. Rob says:

    Thanks Angie! Haha, I know what you mean.

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