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.