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delati
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Jun 20, 2018
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Any sketchers out there? Recommendations for sketching notebooks?
Jun 20, 2018
Duncan
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Jun 20, 2018
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Wondering if we should start a discussion post specifically for sketching.. what do you think?
Jun 20, 2018
delati
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Jun 22, 2018
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YES!!!!
Jun 22, 2018
Duncan
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Jun 22, 2018
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Sounds good. Will see if I can get that going next week at some point. Thanks for the input!
Jun 22, 2018
Chaospuzzler
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Jun 29, 2018
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I‘m in
Jun 29, 2018
A community member
Aug 14, 2018
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If you already got a recommendation for sketchbooks, I apologize. I like ProArt and Pentalic brand books for sketchbooks. Both have heavy, durable white paper that will take several layers of dry media and tolerate erasing well. They also manage well with markers, fountain pen ink, and a bit of wet media like ink wash or watercolor (the paper tends to warp if using lots of water). Also, they aren't as expensive as many other brands, page-for-page. So, as a daily sketchbook for practice, you can use a bunch of books per year and not break the bank. They're also available in multiple sizes, so you can choose whatever works for you. The hardbound books have nice, sturdy covers, and the binding puts up with a lot. They don't fold completely flat, so I use a big elastic to hold used pages at the front of the book to the front cover while drawing. I have several brands of wirebound sketchbooks, but tend to grab these for daily use ... For everything but things that will be given away. If you leave a bit of space against the spine, you can scan or photograph the pages. The same brands are great as journals, too, as long as you are OK with putting a lined template behind each page to write. They are great with even "wet" pens and inks.
Aug 14, 2018
delati
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Aug 14, 2018
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wow thank you!
Aug 14, 2018
wvancamp
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Sep 10, 2018
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I use Canson Mix Media XL. They come in an assortment of sizes and have thick smooth paper. I sketch in pencil and then use fountain pen or PITT pens to ink in my drawings. The notebooks come spiral bound. This means that the book surface is always flat when I'm sketching. It is also easy to place on my scanner to create my digital copies that I later sell as art prints.
Sep 10, 2018
janeblundellart
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Jan 2, 2019
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If you are using watercolour along with your pens, I think 200gsm is preferable. The best of the watercolour sketchbooks at the moment is probably Hahnemuhle. If you are not using water media, or only as a minor part, Stillman and Birn Alpha come in a huge range of sizes and formats including soft or hard cover and the alpha is great paper even though only 150gsm. It is not smooth paper - it has a bit of tooth - but I like it with fountain pens and you can get paper samples from S&B to compare with their other papers.
Jan 2, 2019
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