Remember there's quite an assortment of Moleskine's, the one that's popular with artists is the thick and heavy cold-pressed paper ones. I think they are 300 gram but i could be mistaken.
I couldn't agree more with a lot of the replies here, great book but fcukin' way too expensive for what it is.
Last edited by Rusty; February 25th, 2011 at 09:55 AM.
Here is my Sketchbook. Please have a look if you have time. Thanks.
i love moleskine and starbucks and they belong together for me. i regularly sit in the one and draw people into the other.
for doodles and anatomystudies i use laser printer paper, a little heavier than normal copy paper. really smooooth surface, amazing for fine pens, biros and markers.
I like Moleskine sketchbooks. They are of high quality construction and handle acrylic/watercolour paints well. But then, I like high quality books of any kind. Are they too expensive? Don't know and don't give a f**k!
Lately, I have been using coil back sketchbooks, because they are easlier to use in the field.
The truth will set you free,
but first it's gonna piss you off!
who the hell is moleskine???
Unfortunately, moleskine only likes you as a friend. . .
Moleskines speak for themselves. High Quality = High Price, especially when you mix in High Demand. No need to attach any sort of social stereotype to a sketchbook.
Its like saying "Oh you use Staedtler pencils? You must be a middle class faux intellectual who has no real world experience."
It doesn't make much sense.
Fixed gear bikes? No reason really, Its just streamlined and you can get em pretty cheap.
No moles were harmed in the making of moleskines, piccadilly, or this thread.
the pages never seem to rip the way i want them too though.
just as a sidenote; Im in my last bachelor year in college, one more master year to go and I decided as a fun way to remember all the good times and all the friends, we would design our own sketchbook/notebook (just the cover, a 1 color design and maybe one interior page with all our names) and get them printed. Splitting the price and we would prob each get around 20 notebooks for 30 euro's or less. (depending on how many people want to be in on this)
since it's just empty interior pages it doesn't cost that much. something like a yearbook I guess and it's very usefull too.
(it doesn't get more hipster then this!)
Old sketchbook: 0shade0
Aquabee also makes a multimedia sketchbook series that is quiet nice for painting in.
Last edited by JakehC; February 25th, 2011 at 09:39 PM.
Even if Picasso, Hemingway, whoever used Moleskine back in the day, if they were alive and working right now, sketching and taking notes 24/7, no way they could afford to buy $16 notebooks!
Most of the time they probably used the cheapest alternative they could get away with, living on an artist's salary and all that.
oh shit, here goes the starving artist mentality
on the fourth day of glitchmas my painter™ gave to me
four random crashes, three broken brushes, two system hangups & one corrupted workspace
whats this bitchin' 'ere? i got a moleskine sketchbook from tehmeh as a secret santa present, its the best thing out there. I can't and should not complain as i live in finland, theres no way to get anything good out here!!! relating to art anyways...
I remember I bought a moleskine because I heard their pages would be good for watercolor since they're nice and thick, but they had some sort or residue on them that would make the watercolor bead up in certain areas and it sucked :c And then I got a huge picadilly notebook for like 5 bucks so whatever moleskine you're too expensive.
Got my grubby paws on a lined moleskine a few days ago. Not exactly the bee's knees for note-taking or for drawing.
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Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
sketchbooks are $10 at most, and there's always sales with them going for much cheaper - you just got way overcharged for a quality sketchbook