I love sketchbooks and have been keeping them for absolutely yonks! They are such a great place for housing all those random, but useful characters. Characters that wait in the wings, to pop up at any moment, without warning, in future projects!
The great thing about sketchbooks is that they can be very rough and ready (well, mine are anyway), there’s no pressure to get things perfect in them. They are simply a great place to really play and work out ideas.
Here’s some recent people, animals, vegetables and minerals that live in my current book… some of them are creeping into my latest projects as we speak.