I know this sounds like a dumb question, but i have searched everywhere for a brown paper sketchbook and found NOTHING!! I've been to the 2 art stores in my area and checked all over the net for one. Can someone please direct me as to where i can get a hold of one? thanks in advanced!
I sought high and low for a wire bound natural paper sketchbook. I even went to two large art stores in Santa Monica. No dice. You know where I found one? Barnes and Noble. Word. You can get them online, as well.
Yeah, dogfood's on the money for the ringbound ones. I found that site after some vicious Googling a few weeks back, only to discover they don't ship outside the US
And I've never, ever seen ringbound recycled-paper sketchbooks for sale in the UK. This makes me sad.
I read in another thread on this site (thanks to feeb) that you can bring any loose paper you want to a Kinko's and they'll cut it up and ring bind it with covers for you at a reasonable price. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to. I was thinking I could get all sorts of medium toned heavy paper in different colors (something like a Canson Me-Teintes paper) and have Kinkos cut it up into a 11"×14" or a 9"×12" book wth some nice hard covers. Sounds easier than searching for just the right book.
another option that could work well with the kinkos idea would be to buy a roll of brown packaging paper (paper bag type paper) from walmart and make a sketchbook out of that. Most of the toned sketchbooks I see have a wimpy high-key tone to them on which white doesn't really show up well. Packaging paper, on the other hand, is exactly the right tone to complimant both black and white.
I looked all over at art stores and couldn't find one anywhere, then i came across one at Barnes and Noble... kinda crazy that they had one and the art stores didnt..
I am in France and found some brown paper sketch books in an art store here. Toulouse Latrec style....Was hoping to find some online as I live in the US.
Bruno Chavin Arts
39 Rue Gioffredo
Phone: 04 93 92 92 82
Fax: 04 93 92 99 90
Good luck. Alex
You can also buy large rolls of craft paper in different textures of brown paper
I've noticed you're an American in Georgia.
Brown Paper Shopping Bags!
They're ubiquitous here in the States!
Chop 'em up. Make yer own book!
Cheap. Enviro-friendly. Utterly do-able.
You have many options. Daler Rowney has the Earthbound line. There is also hemp paper. It has a pretty wild tooth, so it may not be your thing. I've used both and they both have distinctive attributes.
I've seen people make there own from paper bags. You can also buy a clip board and cardstock. Card stock is the same as bristol paper only AFFORDABLE and you can buy it at Staples.
EDIT:they're called kraft sketchbooks.
Last edited by Raoul Duke; April 15th, 2010 at 04:20 AM.
Regular sketchbook -> vat of coffee
I've purchased some nice ones from this site → http://www.etsy.com/shop/ReImagined
1: get an old, cold pot of coffee (should be plenty of coffee in the average artist household.
2: get a plain, white sketchbook
3: Get a container large enough to fill with coffee & a plain white sketchbook.
4: Submerge plain white sketchbook in coffee for some time.
5: Remove and let dry
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What did you want the paper for? You can get a huge roll of stuff like kraft brown paper (be sure not to buy butcher paper, because that is waxy) for like $20 on Amazon and chop it up however you like. It won't hold up to a ton of abuse, but neither will most white sketchbook paper.