Although I have a sketchbook, I will often draw on pieces of copy paper. Somehow I love the blank page set before me. At this stage I spend time working out ideas and will often have many attempts and scribbles ... some not so pretty. Sometimes when color is needed to express my ideas I will often take notes of the colors I used for reference in case I take it to a final piece.
These are some thumbnails sketches I did for a series of pirates I'm working on.