As a freelance artist and educator, I sometimes have long periods of down time. I use it to continue to create items for sale but also to sketch. My sketchbooks are full of doodles, portraits, & biology studies. When looking for sketchbooks, I don't usually have any specifications. Sometimes I prefer brown paper, sometimes white. Usually I lean more toward thick paper, but so long as I can write on it, I'm usually not too picky. As a result, I don't have a favorite brand & my shelves are filled with a mishmash of sketchbook sizes, colors, & types. By far, two of my favorite things to sketch are my family & plants.
Sketches, Doodles, & paintings
Autobiography comics & sketches
Sometimes life is best described in comic form. Personally, I find the funniest jokes are the ones rooted in reality. I enjoy illustrating funny moments, quirks, & just basic information about myself.