Sketches don't need to be perfect - but the more you practice, the better you'll get at them.

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
The key to sketching is that it's supposed to be quick - you're not really supposed to think about it.

So don't think about what you're drawing; just let the pencil do all the work for you.
Draw it out really quickly... think about something else: football, dancing, music - anything other than what you're drawing.
Soon you'll be finished, because it won't take long.

Not bad. But don't worry about it. Sometimes it'll be rubbish, but other times you'll catch a bit of magic!
These were all done really quickly.
Pencil is the perfect sketching tool, but you can use anything you want.

So let's try a studio camera...
Remember - quick on the draw!

Just quickly draw what's there.
Sketching is also really good for action: where you don't have the time to do a detailed drawing.
You might not know what it does, but it doesn't matter.

Just keep distracting yourself while you work.
Capture what's there very quickly.
You can even put some quick shading in.
And there it is. It's not perfect, but it does have energy and character

With a bit of practice, you'll be able to capture things in sketches really quickly.

Try it yourself!