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4.0 out of 5 stars good travel sketcher, excellent at half price!, 27 Jun 2008
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This sketchbook is designed with the traveller in mind: hard, durable covers held shut with a ribbon of elastic, contains plenty of heavy weight, durable paper, and a handy fold-out pocket in the back for loose paper paraphernalia. The size won't hog too much bag space and could probably fit inside a coat pocket. In any event it isn't too cumbersome to carry about in the hand.
A thing I would say is the paper is exceptionally smooth, having little tooth, and proves to have a slightly resistive quality with certain media. It's fabulous to work on with inks, felt pens etc., not so easy with water-based paints and some pencils - if you prefer these to inkwork then I would suggest looking at other books, for example the Moleskine watercolour sketchbook, or one with toothier cartridge paper.
Another thing is if your book isn't going to travel and what you want is purely a sketch book then possibly you'll need a larger format, A4 or more. The recommended retail price is quite expensive for a sketchbook of this size but at around half-price with Amazon discount they become excellent value for money.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2009 19:47:22 GMT
C. Atkinson says:
Interesting review. I just got back from buying the Moleskin Watercolour Notebook from my local art store and found the opposite - it's far too toothy for my 2B sketches and shading looks terribly messy (hence why I'm now on here looking to see what opinions there are of Moleskin's Sketchbooks instead).

Each to their own however - I suggest readers get a feel for the texture of both paper types before laying down their hard earned dosh.
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