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    Wink what do you prefer?sketchbookwise

    So what is your preference....

    Leatherbound hard cover or Spiral bound soft cover?


    pros and cons?


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    clip board and pieces of paper...harder surface to draw on...really unorganized though.

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    Spiralbound hardcover. Best choice for me. Keeps em looking good, and easy to handle when drawing in the middle of the book.

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    i forgot about hardcover ones!

    woops.clever choice.

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    Some people create sketchbooks that are beautiful objects, day by day journals of a particular time and place.

    I am not one of those people .

    My books are working books, both for personal work and whatever jobs I have at the time, so pages frequently get ripped out to be scanned, filed, etc. I use spiral bound books, and most of them end up about 75% of their original size. Lately I've been using a Canson sketchbook that has microperferations so that the ragged edge can be removed and you're still left with a full 9x12 sheet.

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    im going to have to with noc on this one, nothing beats the clipboard.

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    clipboard for like life drawing classes or longer works. As for the sketchbooks, I'd prefer both but the spiral ones tend to get in the way sometimes.

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    clipboard all the way.

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    yarr loose paper n clipboard..

    i got a ..a5 somewhat cubical hardcover book i use when iam not at home




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    spiralbound sketchpad. easy for working,scanning,and ripping out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ Bennighof
    Spiralbound hardcover. Best choice for me. Keeps em looking good, and easy to handle when drawing in the middle of the book.
    Same here. And I prefer it spiral bound on the top, instead of on the long side.

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    i use the regular canson books, i don't think of my sketches to be anything near a finished piece, usually i'm just doing stuff as possible ideas for finished pieces i suppose. so i don't really care about ripping the pages out much, it gets the job done and you can throw it around a bit without losing papers or messing the paper up

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    I'm a really unorganized person, and since I never know if my stuff will be good or bad I'd hate an actually *book* where the bad stuff would be shown together with the good...


    So.... I have big stacks of paper, (usually 500 sheets in each package, 5 packages in each box....) , and then I put them on a clipboard, on the table, on a book in my lap or whatever, and then I throw the results all over the place after scanning, according to how crappy I think it became.
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    spiral hard cover, the only problem is you have to rip the pages out to get a good scan otherwise with the spirals tilt the book. I wouldnt mind getting a fancy leather sketch book when i get really good at drawing, it would look great in a portfolio.

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    i like when the paper is soft.

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    Toilet rolls...



    Nah seriously though hard cover spiralbound, easier access to the pages only downfall is that they tend to fall apart after a while.
    I want a marker quality paper in a sketchbook, the one standard sketchbooks have has too much pencil memory.
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    Leatherbound, baby. Saves the art from the high-speed shoot-em-up chases with the coppers!
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    I'm a huge fan of the Robert Bateman sketchbooks. Spiral-bound. 110lb recycled paper... gorgeous for nearly everything. Little pricey, but totally worth it and paper's opaque enough to use both sides. I give them multiple thumbs up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Some people create sketchbooks that are beautiful objects, day by day journals of a particular time and place.

    I am not one of those people .

    My books are working books, both for personal work and whatever jobs I have at the time, so pages frequently get ripped out to be scanned, filed, etc. I use spiral bound books, and most of them end up about 75% of their original size. Lately I've been using a Canson sketchbook that has microperferations so that the ragged edge can be removed and you're still left with a full 9x12 sheet.
    i did that for an earlier art class, it was surprisingly easy, i still have it and it makes a difference the kind of time and thought i put into my drawings.

    but for now, i always go spiral because otherwise i have trouble keeping it open, plus it's easy to mark where i'm at. strathmore work fine, i like my sketchbooks to be as disposable as possible.

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