Around Halloween I got a new sketchbook. I was desperately needing something different after using essentially the same size and kind of sketchbook for years. I wanted something wirebound with non-white paper so I could work in both the darker and lighter values. They didn't seem like unreasonable or obscure expectations for a sketchbook but it took a surprising amount of time and research to find what I was looking for. I eventually found this book which I've been loving (it's even eco-friendly for all you hippies out there). The white highlights are done with one of those gel pens and the rest of the sketch is my stalwart Zebra ball point pen. It feels so good to be sketching again on a regular basis.