I’ve been making some small studies in my sketchbook this week. I don’t use sketchbooks in this way to develop ideas that often and never really have. I’ve think I’ve had this book on and off the go for about 3 years now. To develop my paintings, I record notes and ideas in notebooks, make observational drawings, take a lot of reference photos, read a lot and collect different artistic references, and make a range of development drawings and paintings in different ways and media. It’s a similar process to what one might use a sketchbook for but I just very rarely do it in a sketchbook. Things are scattered or filed in my plan chest or put up on walls.