Sketching is a very important part of creating art. It allows you to develop your drawing skills and to test different ideas for new paintings. One of my favourite things to do is going to museums with my sketchbook in hand, waiting for some piece of art to inspire me to do a little sketch. When you look at the world around you, you can get so many ideas, so it's best to put them down in your notebook so you can come back to those ideas and inspirations later. I always use a Moleskine hardcover sketchbook in the colour red. I really love the vibrant red colour of the sketchbook and the quality of the paper is just exquisite. It's ideal for pencil sketching.