I recently had an art collector ask me "if money were no object, what would you collect?" Without hesitation, I told him artist's sketchbooks. When you see an artist's sketchbook, you're really seeing how they think; which is the most important part of being an artist in the first place.

These are not necessarily "representative" samples from my sketchbooks, (I have pages filled with "to-do" lists and other mundane items) but they are a sampling of some of the more interesting pages. I deliberately included the full pages though to show that there might be a really bad drawing right next to something worthwhile. Personally, I think that's exactly what makes them interesting to look at.

As a side note, if you're interested in this kind of thing, you might also check out the book (and website) Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art by Jennifer New. Some of the stuff you see here is included in it, but there's also examples of journal pages from dozens of interesting people. (David Byrne, Lynda Barry, Maira Kalman, and more)

To view an image, click on one of the small thumbnails down below.

Drawing outside the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.