I am pretty good about bringing my sketch book everywhere I go. I have also started doing random sketch book checks with my students. I don’t think they appreciate it when I see them at a movie theater and ask if they have their sketch book.
It is still a challenge for me to draw people from life, but as I do it daily it gets easier. I find that when I stop for a given amount of time my ability to draw and capture likenesses diminishes faster than it takes to build it up again.
Lately, I have been making a conscious effort to draw where ever I am. These are mostly random people from restaurants and community events. My daughter is in the bottom left corner.