satan-chan asked: Where did you get you book for Dipper's book? I am looking for a good base book for my own :'D
First off, thank you for asking an excellent question. I enjoy cosplay but rarely have an excuse to bring up the subject here. Please forgive me if I ramble.
Short answer: Not all “economic” sketchbooks are created equal. You may need to experiment.
Assuming you’re going to be using a tea (or coffee) method to dye the pages, you’ll need something that will endure the rigors of the process. As I discovered the hard way, the “Artist’s Loft” brand sold at Michael’s stores did not. The paper had very nearly disintegrated by the time I was through dyeing.
In the end, I got much better results from a 8.5 x 11” sketchbook purchased at Jo-Ann’s. It was sold under the brand name “Art Alternatives”. The paper held up MUCH better to moisture than the previous one but I still ended up dyeing every page individually; a grueling process. I only experimented with relatively inexpensive finds (I’m curious if higher end sketchbooks would fare any better…)
Good luck sketchbook hunting! I hope I was able to help, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Gravity Falls storyboard artist Sabrina Contugno is one of the many diverse artists featured in “23 Days of Disney Christmas” over on d23.com. (please note that free membership registration is required to view content).
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
by Aaron Horkey
Available from Mondo Thursday, December 19th. More info here.
Happy Summerween, everybody!