I suppose that if I’m going to have a blog on this page, I ought to occasionally write about something.
So, I’ve picked up a new sketchbook, which is the closest thing to the ones that I used to get at the PX. I have no idea why they had them (the Army was not a hotbed of fine arts activity), but they were hardcover books with toned parchment/vellum paper, and they were the best sketchbooks that I ever had. Naturally, something that good couldn’t last, and I’ve been on a quest to find something as close to those books as possible. No luck.
Still, this sketchbook, a Daler-Rowney hardbound book with toned paper, is okay, but those other books were almost indestructible, had absolutely perfect drawing paper for tonal sketches and were the perfect size for a cargo or jacket pocket. I have to keep looking.