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How many pages in your sketchbook (or pages of paper) do you fill on average a week with art? I'm counting sketches, final work, everything! 

36%
59 deviants said 1-3 : I just take a long time on each drawing or I am not into drawing everyday
20%
33 deviants said 4-6 : I try to draw everyday
16%
27 deviants said 0 : I don't draw or I just don't draw very much.
9%
15 deviants said 7-10 : I love to draw at least something everyday.
8%
13 deviants said 10-20 : I do at least one or a couple drawings everyday
7%
12 deviants said 20+ : I do tons of drawings! Sometimes 2-3 in one day!
3%
5 deviants said other?

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OminousEcho Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont keep track of the number of pages I go through. But I go through probably close to a page a day. Sometimes 2 pages and sometimes only one little sketch when Im super tired.

I just finished my first sketchbook, took me months. I didnt even draw everyday at the beginning of the sketchbook, but halfway through decided to start drawing everyday and now Im almost through my second sketchbook. its taken me months still though! idk how people can fill a sketchbook in one month! thats like 300 drawings or more like wtf!? 
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:iconmarnoandcass:
marnoandcass Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing is the best 🙌
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Laura-Marie-Art Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is a difficult question for me because i draw heaps! but its all in my math and science books ;) 
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, I kept most of my science books and I draw in them too. eue
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Laura-Marie-Art Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahah i keep all my math books in case i need them to study for exams, aha 
My science books are half sceince half drawing, in my defense my science teacher is really boring and monotone -_-
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
really? I always ended up with the eccentric ones  XD
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Laura-Marie-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aahaha none of my teachers this semester are eccentric, just dull and strict -_- ahaha
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MixkVII Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I vary so much it's not even funny. I used to doodle every day, without fail, getting 20-30+ pics done a week, with five or six coloured drawings. Recently I don't even like my drawing style, especially when drawing human/humanoid characters. I've gone for months without even doodling in the past couple of years. Right now I've managed to draw about seven pictures in two weeks that I feel proud enough to upload the lineart of. Just dreading colouring them, because it's not one of my strong points, lol. I don't take too long with my drawings, but I have nobody to appreciate them really, so motivation is my drawback.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lot's of times I vary too. I don't think I could go months without without drawing. 

Motivation should be based on you wanted to draw for the love of it. Other peoples opinions shouldn't matter so much. Draw for you and what makes you happy, not other people.
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:iconmixkvii:
MixkVII Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that's good advice :)
It would be nice if people liked my art more, but I don't have many creative buddies to pick out the good and bad points of my work, so it's very hard to improve, which gets me down. I'm my own harshest critic, lol. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. Just got to keep working at it, I suppose :)
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AessaTheCurious Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
it depends on how i feel collectively during the week. honestly some weeks if i'm feeling happy i'll doodle a lot, but if i'm inspired i'll work on the same thing for quite a while. if i'm sad i'll try to express it and i'll draw more, but if i'm blocked i won't draw at all. it really depends.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, blocks are annoying for sure.
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
1-3 now that school's in session, before that Idek maybe like 5-15, I don't always fill the entire page, sometimes one bigger sketch predominates the page (es sometimes too) or 1-2 smaller ones because that page was beginning to urk me. I have 2 sketchbooks (1 has so few pages left I'ma miss it sobs), one is reallybig and one is reallysmall, but both were doodled in pretty equally
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol mutiple books... I do multiple sketches on one pages too. XD
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
I tend to sketch reallysmall a lot, most of my sketches are pretty tiny so a bunch fit on a page. I really really need to start getting bigger though, so I may learn more things and junk because a lot of detail is lost when you translate it into reallytiny sketches  as I. The huge ones I've done I have learned a ton form.
Ahaha multiple books yess~~~Multiple books are a pain though when you think somethings in one and its in another and you can't find the the other D:< Although I find it helpful because one is much smaller, so I can carry it around and sketch unsuspecting people less conspicuously >:D

A decent portion of my small sketchbook are tiny sketches of unsuspecting bystanders lol
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I like to sketch people too, but my book is 5x8 so kinda obvious XD
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I would recommend getting a smaller one as well, I have one about that size too and yeah C O N S P I C U O U S  A R T I S T  I S  S K E T C H I N G  Y O O O O O U~~~~:iconcreeperplz: usually results in the unwitting subjects moving or leaving (heruarughh)
The smaller variant fits easily on the table, in your lap and blends casually in while you may easily disguise your glancings up and sketching as spacing out and writing, inconspicuously!
The best part when I sketch people though is when you can tell someone is looking over your shoulder and then tries REALLY HARD not to get in your line of sight
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I feel ya, I've had people yell at me soemtimes for drawing them. XD
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my deer
That's honestly my worst nightmare, someone getting frustrated and angry that I was practicing anatomy by using them as a reference or their dog or cat or komodo dragon on a leash or something. That's why I take as many measures as possible to avoid such an issue by using a smaller sketchbook and activating my acting skills. :icondatassplz:
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DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
uff way less than I'd like too...I take too much time to draw stuff ;n;
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PupSpace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm limiting myself to about 10 pages a week right now. I usually do about 3-4 in my IWB of studies, character refs, etc. and then a bunch in my sketchbook. The IWB is like a jacked-up sketchbook that you have to fill with lots of information about your art and style. It's exhausting, but I'm worried that I'm going through too much too fast. I need at least 150 by the end of senior year and my two sketchbooks are about 250 pages or so, but I wasn't planning on buying another one. I might be just worrying too much, but I'm just rolling ahead without much solidity.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why would you restrict yourself? Just fill them up and get more books. I would think that going far above and beyond a certain required amount would be a great thing.
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PupSpace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I talked to Mr. Black and he said go wild. But I'm just terrified that I won't be enough. That, despite all the work and it only being three weeks in, I won't leave my mark. I talked to him and he said there's no way I'll get below a five, but I can't see myself meeting my goals when I'm against all this: blogs.ibo.org/gallery/
There are so many kids out there who get fives but are way better than me, and they all have style and a solid theme and I'm just overwhelmed by everything. It's insane.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well restricting yourself will not help you get better as an artist. Who cares how everyone else draws. You cant get better if you don't practice. 
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PupSpace Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I know. Geez I want that 6 so bad that it hurts some days. I want time to go faster so I can get there, but I want it to go slow so I can be ready.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
then bloody do it
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
20+, if you count all the doodles in my school notebooks and workbooks. if not, then... 4 to 6 drawings at most. I'm lazy.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure! that's drawing. Some of mine are in my notebooks too. eue
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
then I fill up at least 30 pages a week.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, those pages are like 90% notes.... not 90% drawings... e-e so yeah they count, but not for a while page. If I counted them as a whole pages, I'm nearing 40-50 myself.

But let's not get technical. rofl
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, I mean doodles I draw in the back of my notebooks or on empty pages. of course I doodle small pics among the notes as well, but I still easily reach 30 pages a week.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ah ok
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:iconphi8:
Phi8 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student
I'm working on a comic, so I draw a lot, altough not in a schetchbook.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha i understand the comic thing. I am too. It's easy to go through so many drawings just in storyboards and panel roughs! ;-;
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably fill in at least two per week. Though hoping to make that a bigger number before high school ends for me. xD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a start! High School is a huge time sapper. ;-;
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's definitely a start! Even if it's a small start. c:

And yeah high school is. D:
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Digsie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I sketch so much on the computer .~. my sketchbooks are kinda obsolete now, but I do really like the feel of working with a mechanical pencil or cheap ballpoint pen on paper.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, but most of my digital pieces start out as pen or pencil in my sketchbooks. Then I usually resketch them digitally to understand my idea better or play with composition, then I start teh final... which I go  back and forth between digital and traditional... Most of my final works are digital. : p
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WolfDragon30 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha uhhh a lot of drawings....a lot 0-0
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Lots is good! Lots is awesome!
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WolfDragon30 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots is pretty fun too >3< and good practice 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
for sure, you can't get better if you don't practice
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WolfDragon30 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonnod2: indeedy 
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have 3 different sketchbooks right now XD so idk really.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you should get a special piece of paper and find out! It really was surprising to me after I started keeping count. XD
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True, well since I have summer break right now its less then when I have school because I bring my sketch book(s) Around with me.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I personally fill about 20-30 pages a week, varying in multiple sketchbooks and digital work and random loose-leaf paper.
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