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blackbook question (not flix)

Discussion in 'Paper Chase' started by SilpherGirl, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. SilpherGirl

    SilpherGirl Guest

    sorry for posting on the other thread. i just wanna know which blackbook u guys think are the best kind (or the one u use)? do u recommend hardbound ones or wirebound or refillables? i wanna know the upsides and downsides of the different kinds... where are some places i can buy them cheaper other than michaels? thx guys.
  2. Stoney Blaze

    Stoney Blaze Guest

    Hard bound with archival paper...

    any art supply store or book store should have 'em. $10 and up
  3. teister

    teister Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 2,100 Likes Received: 0
    Spiral bound. hard bound leave too much of the paper unaccessible because of the fold. You got to get spiral cause it opens up and stays flat. Plus you can take pages out without having to destroy the whole book.
  4. dremster

    dremster Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 12, 2002 Messages: 1,094 Likes Received: 0
    duuuh...its a black book, buy what you like....don't be a follower bro.
  5. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 3, 2001 Messages: 1,485 Likes Received: 0
    As long as its paper who gives a fuck?
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    just get something durable... you'll be keeping some very precious stuff inside.

    personally... hard cover, spiral bound, medium size, black cover... white Apple logo sticker on front.

    just as a note... while you're still learning the basics.. get a huge black book
    and fill every since inch of blank paper space. Dont erase, just start fresh. Like speed chess...
  7. lubeyoursox

    lubeyoursox New Jack

    Joined: Dec 21, 2001 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 0
    what you do is get one of the smaller blackbooks, take the scanner sticker off it and put it on the big......get it for like 3 buckets..... this works best in like book store and nonart stores.......thats only if you don't wanna rack them also......................................................
  8. soopafeen

    soopafeen Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2000 Messages: 1,013 Likes Received: 0
    the Classic blackbooks are by far the best ever made.
  9. SilpherGirl

    SilpherGirl Guest

    i'm quite surprised by how many of u said u prefer wire bound ones! becos so far 90% of all the blackbook flix i've seen on the net are hard bound ones.... just went to michaels today, they only carry strathmore and canson blackbooks. the strathmore ones are much thinner tho... only 60 lbs paper thickness. will the markers bleed thru? cos the cansons are 80 lbs but they're much more expensive..
  10. -sudz-

    -sudz- Guest

    who cares, if you think it'll bleed, throw an extra sheet of scrap paper under your sketch, so it bleeds onto that page, and not the next page in your book.
  11. CountRockula

    CountRockula Guest

    fuck a pretty ass black book. i rock a mead sketch diary. who gives a fuck about what it looks like, worry about your sketches or whatever.
  12. -sudz-

    -sudz- Guest

    o yeah, also, i prefer the hardcovers, the (first and ) last spiral bound i got bent and the covers came off and the pages came out, it was not fun.
  13. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    i get mine at keeny's office supply because i like smooth paper instead of really rough "drawing paper" so that's my story. it's technically not a blackbook, just a notebook thing. it's hardbound.
  14. crso

    crso Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 30, 2001 Messages: 1,214 Likes Received: 0

    canson hardbound sketch books are the best. i don't like the wire bound ones, the corners bend pretty easy.
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    this is why I like the ring bound books...

    You can easily remove the pages!
    Without messing with the spine or messing the opposite page.
    It's usefull if you take a sketch with you while painting, or give it away,
    or what ever you want to do with it.