Grab those sketchbooks and pencils, even a simple sketch can be an inspiration for a bigger art work. Bored with the common pencil then try the watersoluble graphite pencils. You can even get them in beautiful earthy colors (Derwent Graphitint Pencils). Enjoy the quotes below:
“Draw lines, young man, many lines, from memory or from nature-it is in this way that you will become a good artist.” Jean-Auguste-Dominique Inges (1780-1867) advice to Degas
“Sketch quickly with light strokes on your pad (which you should always have with you), and when it is full, start another, never rubbing out but keeping all carefully, because the forms and motions of the bodies are so infinitely various that they cannot possibly be retained in memory. Therefore preserve your sketches, for they are your assistants and your masters.” Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Quotes from the book : “Artist to Artist – Inspiration & Advice from Artists Past and Present” Complied by Clint Brown.