I love sketchbooks. Love them. I don't care if they are big or small, thick or thin. And I particularly love seeing other peoples sketchbooks. Seeing another persons sketchbook is like peeking into what makes that sketcher person tick... their personal thoughts. A mystery of sorts.
A lot of people feel their sketchbooks are private and won't show them to others. Others only show off their 'very best' sketchbooks. The books that are perfect. Work that could be front and center at any art show. But, the best to me are the ones that have a little of this, a little of that and a variety of subjects sketched, painted or pasted in them.
Here are a few of my sketchbooks.
I still have my very first one, its the second spiral bound book from the right. In it I see notes and drawings (mostly pretty crude) of things that I felt, at the time, needed to be written down and sketched, sometimes just to see how well I could draw them. Things that were important to me at a given moment.
Still other times I am attempting to make a more accurate pencil drawing like the one above.
In the last photo I've made a pencil sketch and written some information down like it was a personal journal, noting the time of day and the weather conditions.
I hope you will enjoy viewing my sketchbooks as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.