Brown Paper Sketchbook

Inspired by sketchbook artists like Pete Scully and Christian Tribastone, who do the most amazing drawings with white and black ink on brown paper, I made this sketchbook:

The cover is recycled ‘leather look’ card and with clear plastic on top, both from the cover of an A4 course handout booklet. I was going to use a different sort of binding, but there were little holes in the cover material that suggested coptic binding to me.

I used a corner cutter to round off the edges. I like how this, and the shiny cover, makes the book look a bit slick and iPod-ish, yet the insides are humble brown paper.

The paper is from the roll I bought at Reverse Art Truck. It didn’t use much of the roll!