Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 59
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    4,392
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 52 Times in 44 Posts

    Magic SketchBooks

    Anybody ever get a sketchbook and for one reason or another it just seems like everything your drawing in it is actually good? After hearing about these "moleskin SB'S" I decided to go to Barnes and Noble and getting one... The green label on the outside read something like "The notebook used by Van Gogh, Chatwin, Hemingway, Matisse and Céline". In any event they SB's are the best.. I really dont see me buying any other kind from now and if you havent gotten one I would suggest buying one...
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

    SketchBook
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=237554


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Utrecht, The Netherlands, Europe
    Posts
    1,598
    Thanks
    151
    Thanked 163 Times in 87 Posts
    I think it's all in your head
    but it can be great to just know you're going to do a great sketch in that sketchbook (and if you know you probably will )

    These are the sketchbooks I use. They're really cheap, I buy them at "de slegte", a dutch bookstore for cheap books. I like the paper structure a lot.

    Attachment 59325 Attachment 59326

    hihi ^^
    But I never felt something like everything I sketch in this sketchbook is going very well. Sometimes I have a good day, but for the rest it's just ehh crappy.

    Love
    Marleen

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Crack of Doom
    Posts
    1,048
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
    I'm with you all the way Vigostar. Moleskins are like the cream of the crop of sketchbooks. What's also great about them is that they offer several different varieties. They even have one with watercolor paper with perforations so you can tear out the pages. They are great for multimedia sketching. I still prefer the original, though. The paper accepts pen beautifully.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,912
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 28 Times in 21 Posts
    YAY, moleskine praise!
    ive got one infront of me now...it brings out the best in your skill somehow...magic.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 233 Times in 68 Posts
    I like my custom made one.....


    it takes a licking like no other Ive had.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Toronto Canada
    Posts
    2,508
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 94 Times in 87 Posts
    I like my Bateman sketchbook. It has really bright and thick card stock pages. I am almost finished with it, i think i'll try that moleskin.

    Thanks guys.
    Last edited by Lone Wolf; December 6th, 2006 at 03:07 PM.
    2011 Sketchbook

    New Helzon's SB R.I.P. Mike

    "I am obsessed with the process of creation" -Zdzislaw Beksinski

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Mannheim/Karlsruhe, Germany
    Posts
    2,275
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    I like my custom made one.....


    it takes a licking like no other Ive had.
    me too
    I mean your, … not mine I don't have one
    my sketchbook
    friends Sketchbooks:Dile_, Stine
    my flickr go there if you want to see my photography stuff

    <mildly sarcastic remark that seems a little cutting at first read, but contains wisdom and is really rather funny>

    Ilaekae: "I'm sick and tired of "purists" who dictate their own anal preoccupations to everybody else as the word of gods."

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    4,392
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 52 Times in 44 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    I like my custom made one.....


    it takes a licking like no other Ive had.
    Ooooh fancy pants...... Does that mean if I get a custom sketchbook just like yours I'll be able to draw just as good as you???
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

    SketchBook
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=237554

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,561
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
    Nicolas i want your friend to make me one of those lovely sketchbooks

    Oh yes.. i've gone through about 6 moleskines, good stuff.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    7,024
    Thanks
    149
    Thanked 962 Times in 505 Posts
    OI make my own for the good stuff..its the only way I could find books that would take inklwash and not wrinkle and get scruffy... I kind of enjoy doing my own bindings and end papers.
    I also carry a leather bound 3 by 7 in my purse.. and Canson spiral bound heaveweights all over the house.you never know when th eurge to draw is going to hit youand Canson heavy's will take SOME water media if you are light handed.
    just got a couple moleskins..haven't tried them yet
    chaos
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

    Sketch book

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ight=chaos%27s

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,994
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 243 Times in 66 Posts
    So, what kind of paper is actually inside of these moleskins? Is it thick? Textured? Etc?

    Trés Cuté Sketch Group
    magicgoo bluemech cwn annwn light dished

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    UK, Warwickshire
    Posts
    1,693
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 154 Times in 81 Posts
    You all know what to get me for xmas
    Form, Form, Form, Form, Form, Form, Form, Form, Form, Form.

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,561
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
    It's a pretty heavy, very smooth, light brownish/yellowish paper Magicgoo. Holds up to most medias really well.

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    sweden
    Posts
    7,474
    Thanks
    1,696
    Thanked 1,223 Times in 626 Posts
I just got my moleskine, I cant say they make me a pencil god, but I love the fact that it has no TEXTURE...all my other books has small marks so when i shade, i see through it, in the moleskine, it becomes very clean
Good stuff however.

~Dile
Last edited by Dile_; January 19th, 2007 at 08:38 PM.

  • #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    3,535
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 308 Times in 195 Posts
    i dunno about all that superstitious crap but I just got a waycom and corel X.5 and i draw like a god

  • #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,795
    Thanks
    372
    Thanked 759 Times in 489 Posts
    Moleskine paper is pretty cheap if you ask me, it's like recycled paper, thinnish and you need to use at least a B to get decent darks. What's good about it is it's small size, but if it didn't have that then I wouldn't bother with it. I like this Canson Classic Cream Drawing Pad http://www.dickblick.com/zz103/23/. Nothing superstitious about it, it just feels good and looks pretty.

  • #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    4,392
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 52 Times in 44 Posts
    That canson paper feels like sandpaper against my pen.. My pen tells me it doesnt like it.. and I try to accomodate it all the time cuz its the boss...
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

    SketchBook
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=237554

  • #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,795
    Thanks
    372
    Thanked 759 Times in 489 Posts
    I use pencil, and I'm the boss of my pencil.

  • #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    I usually just buy these normal sketchbooks from walden's books for about 8 or 9 bucks. I can't find any pictures right now. Anyone that goes to walden's has probably seen them in the 'bargain books' section. I buy the thick ones. They last me a good amount of time. I'm not so picky about paper as long as it isn't horrible. I have bought two moleskine's though, smallest and one bigger. I really have used the bigger one, but the small one is good pocket sized. I think it's better with ink than with pencil. I'm so bad though so I don't notice any difference in the way I draw in it. I don't think I'll buy any more of them because I'm about to bind my own.

  • #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/...ketchbook.html

    Nice little tutorial on how to get rid of cardboard boxes and loose paper. Did this to make a sketchbook strictly for charcoal.

    I also wanted a cheap tinted paper sketchbook so I got tons of earth tone sheets and made a sketch book as well.

  • #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nasty ol' Pittsburgh
    Posts
    325
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Oh yea, I know what you are talking about vigostar...from the momment you touch the paper you know weather it will be awesome or suck. I think it can go in opposite also. I have had some real nice SBs and I couldn't draw anything but crap in them. To this day they still sit there untouched.

  • #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 119 Times in 72 Posts
    Moleskine is awsome, I think I might need to buy a backup one soonish. Very good for travelling, can take quite a beating.

  • #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    4,392
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 52 Times in 44 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by armando
    I use pencil, and I'm the boss of my pencil.
    Thats dope... I'll have some milk and cookies waiting for you!
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

    SketchBook
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=237554

  • #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 103 Times in 65 Posts
    I have that same feeling as well, until like a few days later, I see what I drew and absolutley hate it.

  • #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,473
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 146 Times in 53 Posts
    I just jumped on the Moleskine bandwagon about a month ago. I can praise these sketchbooks enough. They's ain't cheap, nor do they make you draw better,... but them pencils and pens sure do go down on them pages darn purrrrdy.

  • #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,975
    Thanks
    991
    Thanked 509 Times in 261 Posts

    this post brought to you by Moleskine, inc.™

    ...kidding, of course. y'all's moleskines are so much better looking than mine is, you'd get the product endorsement.

    but seriously, the expense of these books is worth it. Paper is swanky. If you're just starting out maybe save up and get one for yourself for a special occasion, say... you need a pickmeup or something. I was skeptical at first because of the blatant name-dropping on the label, but having just finished one, i can say that the lack of binding gutter is a most enjoyable luxury.

    Chatwin is credited with saving them—but is in their text blurbs alongside hemmingway, van gogh, and picasso? it's weird, but i don't get TOO terribly creeped out--> it's a quality product and my inks tend to like it. the size is nice too... just (intentional pause) right.

    On the matter of personally made sketchbooks, hey if you can do that and have time, i think noone will argue with you that it doesn't get better than that. hell it's SO personal, nothing could.

    fun fun fun! think i'll go draw in my new M0l3SK9INE a little bit.

    Leaving poorly designed, moleskine™ hawkin', UV coated flyers under the windshield wipers of your automobile,
    Guggenmaneuver
    Intern to Assistant Ne'er Do Well, Moleskine™ Street Team

  • #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Croatia
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 124 Times in 6 Posts
    Awwww c'mon people, you're so spoiled... all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper. amen.
    '...men must be free from
    boundaries, patterns and
    consistencies in order to be free
    to think, feel and create in new ways'
    [Sketchbook]

  • #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    sweden
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I buy the cheapest one I can get: a ringbound pad with cheap blank white pages and garish plastic covers. It's $1.00 and fits in my handbag. It takes ink, pencil, oil paints, but not water colour cos it's kinda plasticky.
    Moleskine Maffia : Get thee behind me!
    Batman gives me warm fuzzies

    my sketches

    my web

  • #29
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,912
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 28 Times in 21 Posts
    But moleskine magic! =[

  • #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    3,535
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 308 Times in 195 Posts
    Shit, I must have gotten the wrong Moleskin.. the only kind my local store had I guess were watercolor types.. I assumed it just said that because it was heavyweight...

    Damn.

    30 bucks down the drain. IT has so much tooth I can hardly draw in it- and certainly can't make smooth value...

    This really pisses me off...

  • Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Sketchbooks suggestions (buying sketchbooks)
      By lup0z in forum Art Discussions
      Replies: 14
      Last Post: April 13th, 2011, 01:18 AM
    2. It's a **MAGIC** day in COW!
      By Michael Jaecks in forum Creature of the Week
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: February 22nd, 2010, 04:49 PM
    3. A bit of Magic
      By Ito Saith Webb in forum Art Critique Center
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: February 3rd, 2008, 03:51 AM
    4. Art: It's Magic!!!
      By syngeist in forum Finished Art
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: April 12th, 2005, 12:24 PM
    5. Art: Cat Magic
      By McCracken in forum Finished Art
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: November 6th, 2003, 02:52 AM

    Members who have read this thread: 0

    There are no members to list at the moment.

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.