We all say we understand their value, however, so many of us illustrators leave them behind as our careers take us into directions with deadlies and paychecks. The fact of the matter is, sketchbooks can be one of the most valuable tools to you and your profession.
Sketchbooks often feel fresh and alive because they are first thoughts and often not reworked. Catch a glimpse of these very private pages where I brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas. You'll see how I use sketchbooks to document my daily life, produce initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice my skills. Sketchbooks give a chance to get authenticity into creative work, especially when recording details that live in lifestyles. They allow you to create your own reference tome and help you keep current with trends.