Mr. Moleskine

January 8, 2008

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My brother Doug gave me a sketchbook for Christmas and not just any sketchbook, mind you… a MOLESKINE watercolor sketchbook… the legendary notebook of Hemingway, Picasso and Chatwin. With names like that attached to this elegant little journals history, it’s a pretty intimidating thing to try to put a picture into it. (I don’t know who the Chatwin fellow is, but I’m sure he is very intimidating, too). Last night, thanks in large part to the current television writers strike, I found myself in my studio and decided to go for it. The Moleskine… legendary notebook of Hemingway, Picasso, and now, BrotherJones.

The Comments

Don Jones

Den, you have successfully conquered the intimidating “first page”… nice. I have yet to get my watercolors to perform like this. Did you leave page out of my tutorial?

Jason Bourne

Swanky, by far… Nothing like a good sketch book.

Doug Jones

Off to a great start, there! I wonder just how many moles have to be skinned to make one sketchbook?

Dennis Jones

…it’s a hairier surface than I’m used to working on, but I’m getting used to it…

Don Jones

It doesn’t look as though Brother Jones will be “going green” … we aren’t even concerned about the little moles.

Dennis Jones

…I tried painting on them while they were still alive but that didn’t work so good…

Doug Jones

I have been looking for a Weaselskine sketchbook but haven’t been able to find one…

Dennis Jones

…Doug, just so you know what you’re looking for, this is what a Weaselskine looks like, the legendary notebook of underachievers, slackers, and procrastinators…

Don Jones

nice hide.

Jason Bourne

That would make a great shirt.

Doug Jones

On second thought… maybe a sketchbook with feathers….

Dennis Jones

…with all this outdoors talk you need to check out ESPNOUTDOORS today…

Don Jones

Wow! That’s nice coverage… $1 billion in deer damage and a direct link to DennisJonez.com.

Dennis Jones

…ya gotta look fast, won’t be on the front page fer long…

Roballoo

Looks nice. What size is that MOLESKINE? It looks big if those are 1” squares on the cutting board? The first sketch is always the hardest isn’t it.

Roballoo

I wonder if Bro. Dennis got any extra hits on his ol’ web site with the link from ESPNOutdoors.com?

Dennis Jones

…those pages are 8.25 X 5 …which seems to be a great size for the little portrait studies I’ve been doing in it…

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