I never wanted to buy one of those expensive Moleskine sketchbooks. I did not see the point in buying a sketchbook that cost as much as three to five sketchbooks with decent paper. I’ve seen a lot of people running around in advertising agencies and taking down notes or slogans for bears who clean their bottoms with this super soft toilet paper – onto these notebooks.
Moleskine felt like showing off, like not being somebody who really draws a lot, but only carries a Moleskine with him because he thinks that he can impress somebody with it.
This was until I got my first Moleskine as a present. And, to be honest, I was blown away by the quality of the paper. It is a watercolour sketchbook with not too thick pages that have a great structure and do not get curly when soaked with water. So I went and got me another Moleskine, one with a smooth surface. And the same happened again:
The paper was just great. You could draw clean inked lines as well as use pencils or coloured pencils. Watercolours did not work very well with it, but that would have been too much to ask for. 🙂
I use sketchbooks a lot to nail down ideas for (short) films, like here, here, or here…aaaand here. It’s cheaper trying out ideas sitting alone on a train than shooting without a plan with a whole crew inolved. 🙂