Hi everybody, I'm at the end of my sketchbook. The sketchbook I just finished was a 5 dollar hardbound sketchbook from Borders. It held up fairly well, but the fabric covers got dingy and frayed by the end...anyways, I am looking to upgrade to a nice portable sketchbook and I saw the moleskines at Borders yesterday. I almost bought one until I saw the price, like 11 for the small and 17 for the big! yikes! I don't want to waste money, but these seem like great sketchbooks. I have found 25% off coupons at borders which rocks...so that would make it more reasonable...which brings me to my questions:
1. Have you used the Moleskine sketchbooks before? Did you think it was worth the money?
2. Which size did you use/ both? I am wondering if the pocket size is too small for worthwhile sketches, but is the big size unwieldy and hard to carry? The last sketchbook i had was 5.5 x 8.5 which was fine...
3. Finally, did you have to change your medium at all? The paper says its high quality, so I'm assuming it can handle my mechanical pencils, micron pens, and light markers without bleed trough or smudges?
Thanks in advance for responses!