Tuesday, March 17, 2009
(This model is slightly smaller than 4x6")
From The Vickerery Website:
"This vintage pad from Sennelier that has thankfully never really changed. Its bright red cover graphics bring to mind the Vespas and hip café society of 1950’s Paris, complete with an embossed seal stating its use as an artists' tool. If you were to walk into the Sennelier store back then you’d find them sitting on the shelves with the exact same look. Distinctively bound at the top with four metal rings, it includes 50 sheets of lightly grained white, pH neutral paper ideal for rough sketching, charcoal or pastels."
$20 for 9x12" at the Vickerery
Buy them in the UK at Heaton Cooper Studio
Fountain pen test - very slight feathering, NO bleedthrough with this 70g lightweight paper. Light grain is mildly unpleasant to write on with a fountain pen. (I can't recommend it)
Very nice with Cretacolor Monolith pencils.
Paper takes a light watercolor wash nicely, but there will be buckling.
Example with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Pencils draw nicely on the paper, water was applied with a Niji Waterbrush.
I like the old fashioned cover, but the ring bound book is a little hard to handle unless you somehow clip it. Rugged back cardboard cover lets you easily hold this book with one hand. (4x6" size) Paper is not bright white (more of an off-white) and I like that, though I think I prefer the paper in the Clairefontaine Sketch Book to this one because it's better with a fountain pen.
Not readily available on the web, US and UK options are listed above.