I am a big fan of the sketchbook as an idea factory. For me, it’s an indispensable resource of thumbnails, studies, scribbles and half baked plans. Some artists have beautiful sketchbooks that look like illuminated holy texts, with every page given hours of loving care and elaborate attention. My sketchbooks are just the opposite: messy and dogeared and by the time I’m finished with them they look like they’ve been through a war.
Ideas, good and bad, need a place to live. For me, that’s a sketchbook.