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The latest addition to the classic hardcover Moleskine line of notebooks is for the watercolor artist on the go.
200gsm, 25% cotton cold pressed, watercolor paper is thread-bound to the Moleskine textured covers. An inner pocket holds notes and the elastic band on the short side keeps book securely closed.
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Watercolor journal, moleskine
Comments about Moleskine Watercolor Notebooks:
This is my second one. The quality of the paper and its sturdiness really holds up. Very minimal warping at first but lies flat when completely dry.. I do wish I could find a portrait style as well, but I'm pleased with the landscape.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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travel journals with watercolor
from Ashland, OR
The Moleskine books fit in your pocket. This model with 70-lb watercolor paper is perfect for adding color and detail to your travel notes and observations.
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Antelope in Oregon
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Smoother paper than I expected
Was surprised at the texture of the paper, it was smoother and shinier than i expected cold press to be. But overall, really like the notebook.
Moleskine Watercolor paper
from Baltimore, md
Does anyone know the manufacture of the watercolor paper included in the journals? I believe they gave us weight already. I'm Parent sheets or Blocks of it to bind my own books in sizes that are not available. I prefer working in portrait.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not as good as Arches paper
from Washington DC
The paper quality is poor. It does not absorb water well. As a result, you cannot practice many watercolor techniques. If you are a fan of Arches paper, you will be disappointed by Moleskine.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the paper in these notebooks doesn't perform as you need. Please look for a member of our Customer Care Team who will be following up to assist you.
Nice quality paper!
from San Antonio, TX
I use this for a watercolor sketching journal with a small set of travel watercolor pans. I love the paper on this and it seems to take water well without much buckling. I am doing sketch and washes so I'm not using a ton of water. I haven't tested it under those conditions, but I love it for washes!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
moleskin travel book
By Mimi's Musings
from Sunnyvale, Ca
A perfect size for travel. Lies flat in order to paint or sketch landscape. Paper is of good quality.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Austin, TX
Great quality, price and usefulness. Work well with watercolor, gouache, pen and ink and pencil. I've found that the smaller size seems to buckle less because it has less surface area. I have used and loved both sizes and they are perfect for trips or at home. I always keep mine with me. Can't reccomend these enough.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I love these little journals!
By Robert Sloan
from Russellville, Arkansas
I have used Moleskine watercolor journals for years now. The pocket size is my favorite. I can bring it anywhere, fits in a pants pocket or even a shirt pocket easily. Whenever I go out for anything, I like having that with me along with a mechanical pencil, a couple of Pigma Micron pens and one of my collection of pocket watercolor sets.The paper is sturdy and excellent, thick enough that I've never had trouble painting on both sides. The cover is waterproof - a real relief if it starts to rain and I need to flip it closed fast. i use a variety of water mediums in it and that paper responds well to all of them. That little pocket in the back is handy too for small things like stashing business cards people give me or small flyers.After getting hooked on the small ones I bought a large one and that turned into something else great. I chart my pocket supplies in the back of it, watercolor pencils, pocket watercolor sets, watersoluble pens. I start charting on the back of the back page and work forward, that breaks the "new journal" worry about not getting the first sketch perfect and makes it easy to just relax and use it.The panoramic landscape format is fun. Easy to divide a page and do more than one small sketch on it or fill the entire page with a landscape. I admire the two page spread panoramas some artists do in these and intend to have a go sometime. But overall, these are graat journals in either size.And if you need something to sketch on that won't bulge your pants, the pocket one is perfect. The paper does perform just fine for dry sketching too, it's versatile and invites me to relax and go into detail on small life sketches.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Kansas City
As a urban sketch artist, it's common I would have a library of sketchbooks. This particular watercolor sketchbook is a really nice one. I really like the horizontal layout. It holds watercolor paints very well.
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