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Monday, December 15, 2008

My Sketchbooks!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to help stimulate the flailing economy and buy some sketchbooks. Stock traders of America, you should now feel confident that the average consumer is, indeed, consuming.

I've never purchased a Moleskine book before, so I thought I'd give them a try. Buying a Moleskine book seems to be this rite of passage into a whole new group of "cool" people. It's like buying a Mac or something. So, now I'm officially even cooler than before. Any of you who want to be my friend now based on my taste in sketchbooks, feel free :) I bought two -- a storyboarding book and a regular sketchbook -- and I think I'm in love.

My books are really small and fit in my pants pocket, so I can take them anywhere. The creamy paper is really nice to draw on, and it's pretty thick, so my pen lines don't leak through (although marker does). The little elastic strap that keeps the book closed is nice, too.

I guess my only problem is that whenever I get a nice sketchbook, I always feel a little scared to mess it up. Like my own markings in the thing will desecrate it and make it so much less cool than it was when it was blank. Do you ever feel like that?

More sketches to come from the Moleskines.

10 comments:

janae said...

There should be a club of people who blog about their moleskins. You artist types are so funny!

Sam said...

There actually is such a place! http://www.moleskinerie.com/

Cara and Barry said...

Hello! It's what you put into it that makes it way cooler than it was to begin with. Now if I bought one, anything I put into it would definitely desecrate it. You do not fit into that category. Sorry.

L_MILLER said...
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L_MILLER said...

Hey, I really like your pirate drawing on your blog. It reminds me of a piece we did for a client recently. We used an illustrator to animate a short cartoon and a pirate was one of the characters. --Which brings me to: I should put your name in our list of illustrators at work. I work at MGH advertising. Have you ever worked with any ad agencies? Do have a website with work up or a print piece that displays some of your work? No rush, just if it is convenient, and if you are interested.

Natalie said...

I have a couple really nice journals that I've had for years. I feel the same way. I can't write in them, because they're just so nice that I'd be destroying them if I wrote in them. I keep thinking I'll just save them for when I have something really good to write. That never happens.

-Natalie

jmc said...

I vote for the watercolor seascape. What? Not asking for votes? Too bad—my opinion: you got it.

simonfong said...

I would moleskin if I can work up the discipline to doodle in one. They are fancy stuff. Love the simplicity. If you like clean, simple stuff, buy Muji products. They have stores in NYC. http://www.muji.com/

Karl said...

I have the same problem. Blank paper is so pure and clean, it seems to have its own meaning. Who am I to mess it up? I think that might be why I quit drawing years ago. Don't give in!

Sam said...

Yeah, Karl, I'll try to be strong! Thanks for commenting!