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blackbook question (not flix)

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Guest SilpherGirl

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.

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Guest Stoney Blaze

Hard bound with archival paper...

 

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

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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.

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Guest --zeSto--

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...

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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......................................................

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Guest SilpherGirl

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..

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Guest -sudz-

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.

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Guest CountRockula

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.

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Guest -sudz-

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.

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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.

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Guest --zeSto--

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.

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i rock in the canson books...markers will bleed thru anything if they are juicy so just use a bleed sheet...and i prefer the unspiraled books because although the crease makes it difficult at first...once you get the hang of it its much better because spirals separate in the middle and if you plan on doing a two pager like i love doing...well the unspiraled books do not separate...so in my opinion i would go with the canson unspiraled medium black book:D

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Guest HOST18 DYM
Originally posted by crso

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

 

Crso is right. These are the Best and are the books that most writers use. Spiral bound books suck in my opinion, the pages can easily be ripped out partially or completely by accident. If you need to remove a page from a hardbound book then you grab a razor blade (Has everyone forgotten that these exist?). If you concerned about bleeding, then use a piece of scrap paper as a bleeder page just as most of the people here suggested. Check out the training Bible thread, now thats the good stuff!

I must be really bored.

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Guest SilpherGirl
Originally posted by BdMiK

Montana Blackbooks are the best!!!

thx guys for ur replies. ..but wat does a montana blackbook look like? never seen them

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YO GIRL , it doesnt even matter , at all . go to fuckin wal mart , seriously , and buy a medium sized one thats like 10 bucks . it will work absolutely fine . serious . especially for someone whose just starting out . you can fill it up quick with whatever and not worry about putting only quality work in a $60 book .

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Originally posted by d-town_bomber

i say a bunch of computer paper stapled together. or a folder with sketches in it

:idea:

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Guest SilpherGirl
Originally posted by TrustUGN

if you have a Waldon Books near you... they have some pretty good sketchbooks there. thats where i get mine. plus, if your all about having a pretty book.. they have multicolors. mine is currently true blue. in case you were wondering...

 

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whoa that's a dope looking sketch book~! stickers... mmm.... no waldon books around me tho.......................... man........ :mad: the michaels in my area is weird.. they got canson blackbooks in the big size and the tiny size. but they dun stock no fucking medium size!!! and i got 50% off coupon and it's a waste now i thought they'd have medium sized ones and i'd get half off discount...~ they dun really have anything in the michaels near me~ o well..

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go with the big size . because they are not much bigger than the 8.5 or 9 by 11. plus you can do your whole piece with out going to the edges.

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