This was my first time keeping a small sketchbook. I usually prefer a more traditional 8×10 inch book. It’s all mixed media, pencil, ink, watercolor etc. and took about four months of very sporadic doodling to complete.
I bought this little fellow because Moleskine advertised it as a storyboard notebook. Lesson learned, always remember to read the description when buying something and don’t judge a book by its cover. I bought this thinking it was going to be an awesome storyboard “sketchbook”. Aparently notebook and sketchbook are not the same thing. Good to know. Still purchasing snafus aside, I don’t know what they were thinking. For some un-thought-out reason the books layout isn’t consistent. On some pages the frames are a half-page spread and on others it’s an eighth. The odds of running out of frames half way into a scene are very high. Why on earth would you want to switch sizes in the middle of a project? This is like printing a journal that changes line spacing from 12-point to 5-point at random intervals. My biggest complaint though is that the book was printed using a 1.33 aspect ratio. 1.33 is all but dead so if you have to pick any aspect ratio for a storyboard book at least go with the modern standard of 1.85.
Long story short, do to technical difficulties I gave up on any boarding ambitions i had at the cash register and just turned this little fellow into a handy pocket doodle book. In that regard it was much more functional. Let me know what you think.