Remember sketchbooks? Being attached to the computer or iPhone basically 24/7, I often forget this simple joy. Sketching onto paper has such a distinct sound. The feeling of the pencil or pen touching the paper just isn’t something you can get on the computer. It’s just you and the paper, distractions are gone. You’re free to let your mind wonder and drift. This is something you don’t really get when you’re sitting at the computer with Photoshop and a wacom. When I sit down at the computer to draw I’m expecting or planning to make something worthwhile. With your sketchbook it doesn’t matter if it looks good or not. The goal is to get out as many ideas as possible in a free, low stressed environment. Often times you’ll find that most sketches or ideas are bad, that’s fine. The point of the sketchbook is to clear your mind and get some of these ideas out of your system. And then hopefully those evolve into better ones and it gets you thinking of even newer ideas. If you feel the need to disconnect and get away from your computer but you still have that itch to create, maybe you should go grab yourself a sketchbook.