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What kind of sketchbook do you use?

Asked by funkyfest (58points) February 28th, 2009

Looking for alternatives to moleskin.

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TitsMcGhee's avatar

Bristol Illustration Board. It’s got the consistency of heavy cardstock, and comes in smooth and rough surfaces, as well as something in between, I believe. It’s what my art school professors have told me to buy.

shockvalue's avatar

I used to use Moleskine but they’re too nice to just sketch in, I was always intimidated. Now I use an 8×10 landscape-bound cachet.

ella's avatar

i may change things up a bit based on the medium, but for most daily sketching, i use strathmore sketch pads and papers. they offer a variety of weights, textures and binding options to suits your individual needs and are very reasonably priced. i tend to buy the spiral bound pads to carry with me and the loose leaf for mounting to a sketch board. good luck!!

BronxLens's avatar

Moleskin usually, a but right now it’s a thriftshop-found Millenium pocketbook catalog with plenty of white margins and pages. Already inquired, they dont make these for sale =(

Bri_L's avatar

I am to poor to use fancy stuff. I use an engineers graph pad cut in half. It also helps with my composition

bigbanana's avatar

What are you using it for? Medium?

Waffle's avatar

I draw on graph paper :P

Bri_L's avatar

@Waffle – you, my friend, rock.

Glow's avatar

I agree with the first answer. Bristol is awesome. You could also use card stock, which a cheaper alternative to bristol, since bristol is costly. Also, watercolor paper is nice.

Bri_L's avatar

@generalspecific – When I am working again I am so going to get one of those!!!

vegelizabeth's avatar

I use a double wirebound sketchbook, & i find that it works great.
I buy all of my art supplies online at

They have all different kinds of quality products at an affordable cost!

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@vegelizabeth: I buy all my supplies from Utrecht too… because I live around the corner from the original store :D

vegelizabeth's avatar

@TitsMcGhee thats really cool, my boyfriend stumbled a cross it along time ago when he was looking to get me a gift. I love the site!

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