hey Michael! You're sketches are always great and it's easy to tell you love to draw! I'm currently trying to improve my skills, and was wondering what size moleskin do you use? and also what weight of paper? Thanks alot, Liam.
Thanks man! I think the moleskin I use is 5.5" x 8" but I'll double check. The paper is really light with a slight tinge to it. I must warn you though colors will bleed through, so a thicker paper might be better. I'll post up some moleskins I use this weekend in my journal for you guy.
I do my sketches on that size mainly but it opens up to an 11 x 8, so for me, it works well. I agree a wider sketchbook is better for more drawings but in terms of lugging it around, I prefer to have a sketchbook that can fit in my pocket. I always want to make sure that when there is something awesome that needs to be drawn, my sketchbook is easily accessible. Kinda like a quick draw. Also it being able to fit in my pocket allows me to bring it everywhere...and I mean everywhere lol!
hey thanks for taking the time to help! I'm sure you get A LOT of messages off people, I've just bought myself a sketchbook moleskine, I think 13cm x 21cm, hopefully now I can start sketching wherever I go! And polish up my gesture drawings etc!
I like the one I'm using right now because it's light and fits in my back pocket. Good for travelling and if you don't want to lug a backpack around. I agree man, they are expensive. I guess your paying for the name. The Nike of sketchbooks!
I'll post up some of my past sketchbook choices in my journal this weekend and hopefully that'll help.
lol no need to apologize. With the one I'm using at the moment, the paper is extremely thin and paint will seep through from the back but there's a bunch of different moleskins to choose from. Like I said, I'll post a journal about it sometime tommorow. I know how frustrating it gets when choosing the sketchbook you like.
well, if you consider doodles a 'waste' then yeah, stick with 'budget' sketch pads. but i think even doodles help us learn. I say, if you can afford it, try one - consider it an investment toward your artistic growth.