Moleskine sketchbook drawing in pencil, approximately 7 x 10 inches:
Isobel and Daphne
I have decided that I prefer drawing in my smaller Moleskine sketchbook rather than the larger folio book (the one that is 8 x 12 inches). The paper in the large sketchbook is actually thinner than the paper in the smaller sketchbook - not a lot thinner, but enough that I'm having princess-and-the-pea-style sensory issues and I do not find the feeling of drawing in the big sketchbook pleasant. It is a bit like the difference between the thickness of a 150# paper and a 90# paper...this probably would not matter to some, and it is still good sketchbook paper, but it is just a little too thin to tolerate my aggressive mark-making. I keep gouging up and denting the surface with my pencils.
I have to say that I rather like the shape of this format and I even like the stitches from the binding showing in the drawing. I will definitely be doing more of these across-the-fold sketchbook drawings.