I pile of sketchbooks that I’ve amassed has finally started wearing thin, so I’m looking to refresh it a bit. I’m interested if anyone has any suggestions for one?
My desires, in descending order of importance:
MUST lay flat, without me holding it open.
Which in 95% of cases is going to mean a spiral-bound sketchbook
MUST be roughly A5-ish in size. Roughly
Small enough to fit in bags, big enough for comfortable sketching. (A5 is 5.8 × 8.3 inches for you imperial folk)
SHOULD have paper that tolerates wet washes.
I do enjoy giving things a splash of watercolours sometimes!
PREFERABLY has a hard cover
Or hard-ish. Basically, not looking for something that has a thin, fragile, paper cover.
PREFERABLY has some closing mechanism
So, a rubber band that keeps it closed (“elastic closure”?) or magnetic strap or something of that sorts