I recently bought an excellent sketchbook on ebay. It’s handmade from Arches paper and not expensive, but you have to search “watercolor field book.” Different sizes are available. Different papers, too. The seller is ran2424. Much better than Moleskin!
Here is a little painting of anemones from a lesson in Ann Mortimer’s book on painting flowers. It’s in my new handmade sketchbook from ebay. Wow, what a nice little book with Arches paper. It’s listed as a field book, and the seller is ran2424.
By the way, I just got a wonderful handmade sketchbook on Ebay. Search for “Arches field book”. This seller also makes field books with Fabriano paper. Not expensive. I just finished my first little painting in the book. What a difference from Moleskine! Seller’s name is ran2424.