Thursday, September 24, 2009

sketchbook 24/09/09

Started a new sketchbook today and it's going to take a few days to get used to a new kind of paper.

I was wondering what kind of sketchbooks you all used? Any recommendations for a SB that takes watercolour and other wet mediums well?


Fuzhong! said...

Great blog and wonderful sketches.

Although form time to time I try a different kind of sketchbook, I prefer using the Moleskine watercolour notebook or the Windsor&Newton 170 gm notebooks for watercolours and/or mixed media.

Wil said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Fuzhong

Dan Kent said...

Hey, Will - I like this drawing a lot! The colors in the doors only. What you left out.. So creative.

I guess you know I use the watercolor Moleskine - the one that fits in my back pocket. I have a feeling yours is bigger. I have taken a large watercolor sheet and torn it into small sheets that fit in an envelope with cardboard behind. I'm thinking it may be interesting to use good paper sometimes when out and about but haven't done it yet.

Wil said...

Thanks, Dan for the suggestion. I do indeed use a bigger sized sketchbook, and it does allow me t do what I want to do, medium wise, without falling apart completely, but i'd like to try a new SB with a different type of paper. The Moleskines are a bit too pricey for me so I might just take your suggestion and tear up a watercolur sheet into a smaller, more manageable size.

raena said...

I've yet to find one that I really like! The moleskine sketchbooks are definitely out. I have a Hand-Book trav-e-log which is okay if you're only going to add a little water. They're fairly inexpensive too. And, I have a "art of watercolor", which is about the size of the 8x5 moleskine sketchbook with 90lb paper. It's okay but I wish it had thicker paper. I think I'm up for making my own sketchbook at this point!

Great sketch! I'm amazed how frequently you post these more complicated sketches! Someone commented on flickr that my pinecone must have taken forever...uh, no, it took maybe two minutes!

my word verification says "behapp". I think I'll do that!

widdywoo said...

I use Moleskines, but for anyone thinking of making their own sketchbook, this might be of interest -