There was a bunch of TL;DR here earlier, which I'm cutting. Basically, I started this thread because I couldn't find one like it: a big list of the famous CA sketchbooks in which the artist progresses in skill from noob-ish all the way to pro level. This is meant to inspire people who worry that lack of "talent" is holding them back, or who are stuck in a rut and need a good kick in the ass, or who aren't sure what to study and want to see how others went about it.
Help build this list! Reply with links to SB threads you think fit the bill, and I'll (probably) create a jokey Delorean banner for each artist.
So, here we go. I'll update this list periodically as people contribute SBs.
Some artists have two sketchbooks, for some reason. In those cases I'll link to both above their banner, but the banner itself will link to their most recent SB. Also, we need some women artists on here. It's a sausage-fest right now.
Alexandr Pascenko: Old SB | New SB
(I'm stretching the definition of "noob" here a little, but Alex is worth it. Check out his work after CA, too.)
(Again, I'm stretching the definition of "noob," for a good cause)
kingkostas: Old SB | New SB
(afaik, mostly good at art from reference, not imagination, but still great. Whatever happened to him anyway?)
P E N Ricklund
Tugelbend: Old SB | New SB