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The Perfect Sketchbook

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#1 holgalee

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:31

For those of us who sketch or paint, or just love stationery, you are probably on the perpetual hunt for the perfect sketchbook.

 

So take a look at this new Kickstarter project that sounds promising: https://www.kickstar...artists-and-art, :)

 

 

 

 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 13:01

ooo I backed this Kickstarter project


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 13:15

I looked at the link.  It says it's made with watercolor paper for the pages, but does not say whether it is hot press or cold press paper (that will make a difference with how smooth or textured the paper is.  And I'd have to see whether watercolor paper would be good for FPs -- I wonder if it would be smooth enough (and after all, WC paper is designed to be somewhat absorbent).

It would interesting to see what they are actually like, but I'm going to reserve judgment for the time being.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:47

Awesome
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 16:06

Hi Ruth, further down on the page, the paper is stated to be cold pressed. I wonder if it will work well with fountain pens, but I've backed the project any way. Perhaps the artists on this forum can chime in. Oh and should this thread be moved to the paraphernalia section?

Edited by holgalee, 22 July 2014 - 16:07.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 00:49

Sigh.  I wish he had gone with a portrait-oriented notebook.  The landscape pocket watercolor notebook already exists in the Moleskine (even if it is inferior in quality).  As far as I know, there is no equivalent portrait book.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:43

Hi Ruth, further down on the page, the paper is stated to be cold pressed. I wonder if it will work well with fountain pens, but I've backed the project any way. Perhaps the artists on this forum can chime in. Oh and should this thread be moved to the paraphernalia section?

Hmm.  That's what I was afraid of.  I'd think that there'd be too much tooth/texture for pens to work well (but it would be good for watercolors or other media).  Not even sure that hot-press paper would be ideal.

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Edited by inkstainedruth, 23 July 2014 - 02:44.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:34

This is my perfect sketchbook paper for combined sketching and fountain pen writing. It's lovely smooth paper, specifically for pen and ink. It's not pocket size though.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:33

Bod snap, as I used to (and still do actually) say.

 

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Stillman & Birn Epsilon, easily my favourite sketchbook too but am tempted to try the Beta & Delta range soon . . .



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 22:19

Hmm.  That's what I was afraid of.  I'd think that there'd be too much tooth/texture for pens to work well (but it would be good for watercolors or other media).  Not even sure that hot-press paper would be ideal.

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edited for typos

 

hot press watercolor paper and bristol both do an amazing job taking fountain pens.  



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:01

8 more days to go for this Kickstarter project!  :D

 

I'm not related to the Erwin, but would like to  see a good project that has been carefully created and prototyped come to fruition. 

 

So if there are any of you who are artists and like the idea of the sketchbook, you may want to back this project and spread the word. 


Edited by holgalee, 13 August 2014 - 05:02.


#12 holgalee

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:03

Hmm...come to think of it, I'm not sure how this thread is in Pen History. I thought I started it under the chatter subforum! :P







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