At first glance, a sketchbook looks no different from a notepad. In fact, there is a big difference between them. A regular notebook is a small book with lined clean loose-leaf paper and light weight paper. It is most commonly used for business records.
The first notebooks appeared in the 19th century in France. They were small, unprepossessing notebooks for daily notes. Over time, the convenience of a notebook was appreciated not only by business people, but also by creative people. The pocket bag has served successfully as a notebook for reporters, writers, artists and actresses reprising their role before a performance. Over the years, under the influence of the development of technological innovations, a kind of sketchbook notebook has appeared.
The sketchbook in translation reads like a “sketchbook”, that is, a useful tool for any creative person and not only. Due to the whiteness and strength of the paper, the sketchbook is perfect for both quick pencil sketches and high-quality drawings with paints or pastels.
We will tell you in more detail for whom sketchbooks are intended, get acquainted with their types and features.
Who needs sketchbooks
A sketchbook is useful for anyone who needs to take notes or sketches in the process of work. This is an indispensable item for artists, architects, graphic artists, representatives of design in various areas. Sketchbooks are also welcomed by students of all creative professions. A convenient book allows you to record important moments of life and make notes literally on the go. By the way, for the same reason, schoolchildren value sketchbooks, for whom they replace drafts in the classroom and sketchbooks. Also, the compactness of the product allows you to make quick notes, sketches, sketches, even on a long journey.
But the sketchbook is used not only by fans of fine art and graphics. It is convenient for people in almost any field of activity. This is a real pantry for future interesting ideas and notes.
Tips for choosing a sketchbook
The modern market offers such a large selection of sketchbooks that it is not surprising to get confused. And at first glance it may seem that there is no difference between them. However, there is a difference and, first of all, it is necessary to set the goal of which the sketchbook will serve. It can be an elegant accessory for business tasks, a small thick book for keeping a diary, a sketchbook for graphics or a voluminous album with artistic sketches. Based on the task, we pay attention to the following details:
- Strength and whiteness of paper. Paper varies in weight, texture, and color. For example, it is important for artists that the paper is dense with a high level of whiteness. Indeed, for those who like to draw, the right choice largely determines the quality of the drawing and is the basis of creativity. There are sketchbooks that are designed to perform a specific task, such as sketchbooks for watercolors, pastels, writing with markers, pencils, a ballpoint pen, etc. The model comes in color not only with classic white sheets, but also milky, cream and even black.
- The size and shape of the sketchbook. In order to decide on the shape of the future sketchbook, you just need to answer a few questions. Will it fit in your bag and what size drawings and notes do you need?
- Cover hardness. In this case, the choice depends on how often the item will be used. So for daily entries, you should choose a hard cover with thick sheets inside. For travel or one-time sketches with a marker, pencils or a pen, a soft cover or medium hardness option is suitable.
- Binding type. This is an important criterion, where the buyer focuses on their own taste preferences. Pages can be firmly stitched like books, sit on a spring, on rings or hold on with glue. Please note that ring binding or adhesive binding makes it easy to remove unwanted or damaged pages.
Sketchbook today is an ideal find not only for creative and business people, but also for schoolchildren. Thus, the sketchbook of the GGO ART brand is a real A4 album for drawing and writing with a colorful cover, a hard substrate and thick paper 160 gr. Recordings can be made with any graphic materials, including markers, pencils. The great advantage of the GGO ART brand sketchbook is the acid-free composition of the paper. This means that, unlike ordinary sheets, it does not turn yellow over time and does not lose strength. Acid-free paper solves the problem of preserving documents and works of art for a long time.
Thanks to the metal fastening on the rings, the pages are easy to turn and swap. In addition, the springs will allow you to open the notebook 360 degrees. Also, the advantages of a sketchbook for markers with thick sheets include the following indicators:
— convenient size and type of fastening
— original cover design
— high quality thick paper
Thus, the sketchbook for markers and graphics of the GGO ART brand is a great gift for a birthday or other holiday, as well as a convenient assistant in everyday activities and trips.
We wish you a good choice and success in any creative endeavors!