I've been working on a series recently and have done a lot of sketching. As most of you know, sometimes sketches work, and sometimes they don't! I generally have "issues" with sketching... I always expect every single thing to turn out perfectly and when it doesn't, I get upset. I get afraid I've used up all my good ideas, or overnight I've somehow forgotten how to draw. Mostly I'm afraid that someone will look through my sketchbook and see all the ugly things I've drawn and scratched out. That's why I don't like sketchbooks!
Most of my best ideas come when I'm not really thinking about drawing and I just sketch something on a piece of loose notebook paper or a scrap of paper that's laying around. It's a lot less intimidating to me. I do own sketchbooks, and yes, I do make attempts to sketch in them. But most of my ideas are floating around my studio on little, tiny scraps of paper. I guess you could say I have a "sketch box!" After I get a number of ideas down on paper, I root through the box to see what is really begging me to bring it to life. I thought you might like a glimpse of the latest bit of whimsy that's made the cut! It's currently on my painting table and I hope to have it completed in the near future.