Sketches are quick drawings made as a preliminary study or as a way to capture an idea or image. Sketches can be made with a variety of tools, including pencils, charcoal, and ink, and can range in style from loose and spontaneous to precise and detailed. Sketches can be used to plan or explore a composition, to capture a fleeting idea, or to experiment with different styles and techniques. Sketches can be found in the sketchbooks of artists, designers, and architects, and can also be seen in museums and galleries as works of art in their own right. Whether made as a preliminary study or as a standalone piece, sketches are an important part of the creative process and a way for artists to capture their thoughts and ideas on paper.