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    Question Suggestions for sketchbook w/ cream/oatmeal colored paper?

    I've been looking at Dick Blick, Jerry's, and a few other art supply websites looking for any sketchbooks with cream or oatmeal colored paper. I generally use a Canson 100% Recycled Heavyweight sketchbook with 100 pages and love it, I just wish I could find cream/oatmeal colored paper in the same pad. Can anyone here recommend some good brands? Is it typical for these types of sketchbooks to have around 25 pages? Any help is appreciated!
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    moleskine sketchbooks have 100 pages of neat heavyweight cream-colored paper, bound in leather. personally i use em mostly for pen/ink because the paper is smoooth, and prefer my other grittier-texture sketchbook for pencils. since it sounds like you like the heavier paper and want the oatmeal color, give em a shot.

    http://www.moleskine.com/eng/_intern...logo_large.htm

    they sell them at bookstores and art stores. i've even seen a few varieties at barnes and noble.

    also here: http://www.quincyshop.com/moljour.html


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    Earthbound Kraft Sketchbooks are pretty good, although they are a bit darker than what I'm guessing would be oatmeal or creme colored. Still, worth a look. You can usually find them at Pearl or online at Dick Blick.

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    Sweet, thanks for the suggestions nova and helix7. I appreciate it!
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    BadMange, just another approach: I sometimes color the pages myself before starting a drawing/painting. I usually take watercolor pencils, the apply water generously to get pools and puddles. Let it dry, close the sketchbook for a day or so to flatten the page, then begin. Of course, this method only works at the end of a day, not when you're keen to start right now...

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