so ive seen a bunch of people sketching in toned notebooks then touching it up with shadows and highlights. but i cannot find them anymore. does anyone know of any manufactures who still make this stuff?
Just make your own. It's not all that hard, and you would have complete control of the paper type...
I've made simple ones with maybe 36 - 48 - 60 pages and just sewed them together with yarn or string. You can spend a day making about fifty of them and save a good bit of money by buying the paper in reams from a commercial graphic arts paper supplier, since most of the paper is acid free today (except for the really dark colors like black and dark blue and maroon.).
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I was looking for something like that a while back but with little success (although my local art suppliers are pretty limited)
I did find a range of pastel sketchpads made by Daler-Rowney ("Ingres") that are pretty sturdy and have a nice range of mid tones, but they're expensive and a bit thicker and more textured than what I was after initially.
If I need another anytime soon, I'll be going with Ilaekaes advice- just get some toned paper and attack it with a hole punch.