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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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Moleskine Watercolor paper
from Baltimore, md
Comments about Moleskine Watercolor Notebooks:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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 6 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.
(3 of 3 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.
Good for Gouache but Great for Watercolor
By not jim the runner
from cincinnati, ohio
I bought this notebook with the intention of using it for rough pieces and drafts for works in Acryla Gouache. It's definitely meant for more watered down mediums so it can sometimes be a challenge to get a smooth brushstroke on the page but, for how I use it, it works just fine. I definitely think it would be a perfect notebook for someone looking to use just watercolor in it though! Perfect size and super nice quality while remaining flexible so it will lay flat on a table and not fold up while you're working. Definitely recommend.
Old or New I Still Like the Formats
from Monterey Peninsula, California
I use the unlined pages for pencil sketches of ideas and the watercolor pages for sketches of places. I am attracted by the simple format of the black or sepia covers and the elastic page holder. The one trouble I have is that it is sometimes to find the same notebook form a second time if it is something unusual like the accordion folded watercolor paper in the black bound book.The brand has an odd mystic considering that it is a fairly new company being founded in around 1999. I think that there is some unfounded relationship between these notebooks and those used by the artists in Paris in the 1920s.
Just what I wanted and a great price.
I work outside as land surveyor and this is perfect for my lunch break watercolor sketches with a pocket set of paints, I'm ready to go. I love the ability to utilize both pages for wide landscapes or an extremely tall portrait style painting. With all moleskins there is also the pocket in the back which I find nice to fill with leaves, feathers, arrowheads or whatever catches my fancy. Dickblickis a great store and I'll definitely order again when needed.The price is lower than batnes and nobles which I initially went to, anyways happy painting and I love it.
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