“The best sketchbook I” — Catia Moreira, U.K.
“I'm a 16 year old high schooler, and had never given much thought to small sketchbooks before. After being inspired by a video on youtube.com, I decided to start art journaling. The person had recommended Moleskines, so I trusted her and bought one. Even though it honestly is the most expensive sketchbook I've ever got my hands on, I couldn't think of what better way to spend the money.
The pages are sturdy and glossy, yet perfect to work on with any media (although I noticed that if you work with acrylic paints on both sides, when you close the book the area of the pages closest to the bind may become stuck - rub some chalk on it before you close it). I bought my first Moleskine at the end of last November and I only have around ten pages left. I really enjoy working on this sketchbook because it's really easy to carry around and simply looks snazzy! I can easily fit it in my schoolbag and show my art teacher my most recent work.
I do think, however, that there should be a larger model, as I feel that most of the time I want to expand the paintings.
OUR REPLY: Thanks Catia for your great feedback. I would not recommend the sketchbook for watercolour ( although other medias are fine ), there is a watercolour book for that purpose.
Watch this space, the new extra large Folio Moleskine sketchbooks are being launched soon, trust me - you will love them!”