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What's a good brand of sketchbooks and where can you generally find them? I need to pick up a new batch sometime soon.
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>not making your own sketchbook

NGMI
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>>3256988
>not making your own papyrus and binding it with honey
NGMI
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>>3256942
I prefer the cheap kind that still has proper drawing paper.
And I (usually) buy it at my local book store.
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>>3256990
I usually go for cheap. They had a really fantastic kind with a ring binder about a year ago at target, but I haven't seen them stock it since.
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>>3256993
I go for mid-range. They're usually the same as the cheap ones but the ring is better. It's all made by the same 3 paper companies until you get to the noice shit.
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>>3256989
>not just shitting art on the walls of a nearby cave
N G M I
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I received this moleskine a3 sketchbook for christmas, but I'm not sure if they are better than cheaper sketchbooks
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>>3257041
>Not just using your blood to paint on the floor
Ngmi
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Honestly moleskine cahiers are really good for pencil work. Get the three pack, too. Great sizes as well, despite the expensive price.
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reminder that when you use paper you're LITERALLY killing trees.
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>>3256942
>soon
My father in law actually bought me this exact sketchbook for christmas...its pretty decent. :)
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>>3256942
i actually used this sketchbook this month really not bad sketchbook at all takes mediums well than the ones i normally use
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>>3257074
>not just piss drawing on sand
NGMI
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I use Leuchttrum blank notebooks. They've got labeled pages and a blank table of contents so you can easily mark down where in the book a specific sketch is. They're the same quality as Moleskines.
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>>3257132
It's all for the greater good.
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What do you guys think of the Canson sketchbooks? I got 2 of these from Amazon cause they were 4 bucks each, and the paper seems really nice.
I still haven't used them cause I want to finish my current sketchbook first
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I bought a stalogy planner, it’s like a hobonichi except there’s no text that takes up 1/4 of the page. Just the grids to draw or write on.
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>>3258087
The mixed media paper is nice if you're working with a lot of ink or marker, but lighter weight paper is *usually* cheaper (or at least comes with more pages) and fine for pencil and most pen sketches. Don't remember if it eats fountain nibs. None of it can handle watercolor, 120lb+ or bust.
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is the moleskine art plus sketchbook good? i know the regular ones are shit.

i love sketchbooks that look cool like that. please rec affordable ones that look nice to me.
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>>3258087
They have these at walmart too. I got one and drew porn in evrery page.
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>>3257311
>not just line drawing in sand with your finger
NGMI
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>>3258102
Well, I got them cause I just bought a set of nibs and sumi ink and wanted to use them somewhere that let the nib run smoothly, or at least that doesn't get scratched that easily, I got a pack of copics too, so I hope that they don't bleed that easily in this paper. Thanks!

>>3258176
Now I have a new goal
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>>3258376
>not just imagining it in your head
ngmi
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>>3258567
not just kidnapping a chinese kid to draw for you, then claiming his art as yours.
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>>3258567
>not just dreaming it in sleep
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>>3256998
>the noice shit.

Enlighten me.
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>>3258582
We're on to you, Madarame. You can't hide forever.
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>>3257132
reminder that when you use a tablet you're LITERALLY using power that most likely came from a coal and/or fossil fuel plant.
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I'm a printmaker, so honestly my sketchbook just has to be a receptacle for ideas that will soon be drawn on a bunch of newsprint and woodblocks, or oil transferred to screens. I get Artist Loft black books for like 6$ (with a coupon) at michael's. They have thick paper and handle inks and all the sharpies and pain markers i shit my ideas with
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>>3258087
There fine, but I use dip pens so I keep away from rough papers. But a good sketchbook overall, for the artist that wants all there art in one book.
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>>3258176
>I got one and drew porn in every page.
>tfw that's my goal for the new sketchbook I bought.
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>>3256989
>binding it with honey

wait what? Binding it as in glue?
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>>3258176
>I got one and drew porn in evrery page.
kek so did I.. Mine was only 5.5 x 8.5 though so it was super easy to fill out.
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>>3256988

this baybee

10$ for 500000+ pages versus gay moleskins where its 20 3x5 pages for 208307281$
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>>3259499
Hahnemüele, to start with. It only gets more weird and boutique from there.
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>>3261076
Please put together the fullest list you can or at least a good resource to find them. I want to hear some panties getting wetter when the qts see my ritzy sketchbooks
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>>3261076
>>3261094

Also requesting a list of some nice niche weird boutique supplies please and thank you
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>>3261094
Only dudes care about your sketchbook. They're usually pretty qt, but y'know. I forgot all my moon or I'd have a mountain of shit from some jap who hand binds shit out of rice paper and shota ballsweat.
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>>3261098
>>3261094
Tell you what, you guys search here https://www.etsy.com/market/handbound_sketchbook while I wizard swear at google through an IME.
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>>3261104
I will, but I was hoping for some paints, brushes and pencils too, thanks anyway!
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>>3261106
I found some cool designs like
http://loki-art.jugem.jp/?eid=1169
but the paper looks shitty. I'm looking for hand fucking made paper because i'm the biggest otaku and that shit isn't hard to do.

https://www.culturehustle.com/
Here's the second blackest paint in existence.
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>>3261106
If you want really boutique things to draw with get into fountain pens. ~$150 is where the price point starts for nice ones and it only goes up from there. Some pens like those made by danitrio can cost tens of thousand. In general lacquered pens made in japan by platinum, sailor, etc can get crazy pricey.
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>>3261112
I don't like ink that much, but still thanks.

I was thinking maybe about some boutique pencils or charcoals, dont know really in what way boutique, but something rare, handmade or crafted by hand or in small batches


>>3261110
I'll check those links thanks!
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Shit, I should hit up some porn artists. I know they have the hookup on meme tools.
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I got all of these in the UK at Tiger for pound each. Paper will bleed with stuff like marker and brush pen but they fit nicely in my pocket, cover is durable, and it has a band to keep it shut with one of those little string bookmarks. Shame I can't find the same ones in Canada or I'd stock up on even more, well worth it for the price.
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>>3261115
Those exist as well. Caran d'Arch makes limited edition pencils out of exotic woods. There's also Hi-Unis or Mono 100s, and Tombow has 3 "volumes" of colored pencils based around a certain theme.
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>>3261122
>tombow
Time to pour another drink and order some of the Tranquil series.I bought way too much toned paper last year and need something that works on it.
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>>3261126
oh fuck, there's more to choose from than I'm ready to deal with.
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>>3261131
this is so pretty
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>>3261139
This shit is japanese gift level presentation.
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>>3261142
why am i such a sucker for beautifully presented art supplies and stationary
if only it wasn't $70
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>>3261146
It's 27. 70 for the whole set of 90 pencils.
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>>3261148
l-links? i think i was on the wrong website.
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>>3261151
Amazon.
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>>3256988
paper + stapler = pstappler

amidoingitright?
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>>3257054
>dent across all pages in the corner
ouch!
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>>3258087
i did this >>3251360 on the orange-type canson XL paper. i'm pretty fine with the quality and grain.
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>>3261116
Really need a source on this sketchbook, that grain makes me drip.
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>>3261122
Thanks! I'll check all those out
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>>3258617
>not just killing yourself to dream forever.
NGMI
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>>3261131
>>3261142
i came
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>>3261074
Just buy cheap sketchbooks then, not moleskins.
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>>3261171
>not just eating your old sketches to finally gmi and live off of your art
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>>3261131
I have the second volume of these. They are nice but if you are buying them with layering on mind, they won't work for you.
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Oh shit, ovopack just posted his first lewd. Look at this filth.
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>>3261211

no
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>>3256942
>>3261390
See no reason why it's bad using cheap sketchbooks. Cheap sketchbooks are good for inking and sketching on, unless you want to water color or, if it's super cheap paper, use copics or certain brands of colored pencils. Other than that, I don't see an issue. But I'm open to any good arguments is to why it's not worth just buying a $1.50 sketchbook with 150-200 pages.
I literally often buy this pack of 3 moleskin sized sketchbooks in Tiger, each containing 40 pages, times 40 by 3 and that's quite a lot of pages for just a dollar and a half. Not to mention that you can use one page from both sides to save up extra, unless you color with promarkers or something else that bleeds trough paper heavily. Said sketchbooks can handle ink, colored ink used as paint, pencils, copic tier markers (with blending), etc. all perfectly fine without damaging the paper one bit as the paper in it is somewhat thick. The only thing it cannot handle are watercolors. Just go to some store, find cheaper sketchbooks, make sure the paper is thicker than printer paper, and if it is, you're good to go.
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Do you guys draw on both sides of sketchbook pages or not?
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>>3261451

I should, but I dont.

I still think I'll draw something worth keeping around that will be ruined because something is behind it and can sort of be seen through the thing I want to scan.

That never happens.
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>>3261451
I don't. The sketchbook I use is very cheap and I use watercolor on it, so the paper wraps a lot.What I do is paste on those back blank pages random gouache studies I make.
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I'm pretty shitty and honestly expensive "quality" sketchbooks frighten me. So I buy what's cheap, keep an eye open for sales. When in doubt I'll open up a book and run my degenerate fingertips all over one of those pristine pages and decide based on the feel.
The Dollar Store, of all fucking places, has some surprisingly nice sketchbooks at times.

I only use one side of the page no matter what though, it's a personal comfort/workflow thing.
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>>3261451
>>3261454
I don't because it bleeds through, shows in scans + can't be taken out individually, if ever needed.
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i always see those storyboard sketch books used in anime where can i get my hands on one?
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>>3261524
You can find them on amazon.co.jp or amiami, I think
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>>3261451
Of course. Why wouldn't you?
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Cottonwood arts sketchbooks are my go to and favorite.

I also like the moleskine sketchbooks that come in packs of 3.
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>>3261451
Yes because I need to get the most out of my overpriced sketchbook.
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>>3258087
I use the orange ones for pencil sketches.

+Nice texture for pencils.
+Erasing doesn't fuck up the paper.

-Too texture for inking.
-Thanks to the spiral, moving the sketchbook causes little friction between the pages, resulting in smudges. So, if you want to keep clean something, you have to remove it from the sketchbook.
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>cheap paper
>that disgusting texture creeps up your hands and into your subconscious. ruins the feeling of drawing. you can never commit to a piece because the paper is ASS can cannot survive anything beyond a few rounds of graphite and maybe light ink.
>all your work is suddenly short shitty 'study' pieces because you can't push the medium very far, nor do you want to.
>papercuts
>papercuts
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>>3256942
i prefer the canson book one sketchbooks




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