i kind of hate moving onto a new sketchbook, but only because i feel as if i'm leaving ideas behind. so for a while i tend to carry around two so i can look back and continue working on ideas from the older one.
this is the first page of my book with a quote from Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. those words sum up exactly how i like to work, and i like the reminder.
sometimes i'm messy and sometimes i'm neat. it depends on how desperately i need to get an idea out, or how long i'm fixating on it.
i used to worry about neatness when i was in high school but i don't anymore. my sketchbook is about working out ideas and making progress. it shows how i think. it lets me know what concepts i really want to work with.