These drawings could be done from life, from existing reference pictures or whatever image I find appealing to portray. I find the language of images very appealing and fascinating. They speak without words and can convey meaning, emotion, symbolism, and atmosphere. The sketchbook is an invaluable tool for any artist. It is the place where ideas, design, thoughts and the honing of skills meet. It is the “go to” place for the origination of any art form and also an art form in itself.