Brown Sketchbooks

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Brown Sketchbooks

Post by Sankam » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:15 pm

Hey folks!

I have recently become addicted to sketchbooks with brown paper-- I love being able to build up both dark and light areas (either with white pencil or white gel pen). The problem is finding them! I have a book-bound one that is almost full, but I don't know the brand since it is entirely featureless when new, and I don't remember where I got it! I have some friends with equally featureless spiral-bound ones, and they don't remember where they got theirs either. =p

I've tried Aaron Brothers, Dick Blick, Michael's, Barnes & Noble, Bookstar, and two local art stores. Google doesn't return anything useful for 'sketchbook brown [or tan] pages.'

I have seen the fabriano sketchbooks but ideally I want one that is just brown pages. (About the brown of a grocery sack.) Does anyone here have a source? Or even just a brand name?

Does anyone else like working on toned paper?

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Post by Vince » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:21 am

I really like those thick, oatmeal pages. They're really good for painting on with gouache, too. I got mine at art center but I guess that doesn't really help... :?
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Post by Sankam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:45 am

Actually that does help. I can always drive up there if I get desperate. (I'm in San Diego.) Do they have 'em at a student store on campus or something?

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Post by Rocky » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:15 pm

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Post by pencrush » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:36 pm

utrecht sells these...

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Post by ethan » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:29 pm

I'm a pretty big fan of working on brown paper, too. Working from a mid-tone toward dark AND light is a nice change of scenery. I usually use brown paper bags though...

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Post by Sankam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:39 pm

Yes! Rocky and Pencrush, you rock! Thanks so much.

The only way that this could get better is if someone knows where to find the spiral-bound ones. :D

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:48 am

I know you listed it but...Barnes & Nobles carries the spiral bound brown paper sketchbooks called "Earth Bound". I see them there all the time...you may have to hunt around.
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Post by Sankam » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:45 am

Thanks Chad. Just knowing who has had it in the past and what the name of the item is will help me to find it or order it. I'll check B&N again.

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:55 am

Cachet makes the Earth bound sketchbooks.
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Post by Sankam » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:36 am

Thanks, everyone, for your help. I've gotten my hands on the Earthbound spiral-bound notebooks, and now I know where to look for them.

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