Sunday, April 01, 2012
Because I was having trouble photographing in the other sketchbook that was so curved and buckled, I was on the lookout for a new one. At my last dental appointment, I made a short detour to the art supply store. This is a Handbook sketchbook. I had heard many raves about these sketchbooks, but had never seen one sold in Canada. I liked the size and texture of the paper, and the price was good, so I took the very last one that they had in stock. So far I like it. It takes a wash nicely although the paper is not too thick. It also has a hard cover which helps the pages flatten out. It photographed quite well - not too many shadows or crinkles. The paint is regular water-colour paints with a bit of the Inktense pencils added in. Thank you to the commenter who told me that they are ink pencils rather than water colour. Despite the name, i had not clued into that.