Here’s my thoughts on the options:
A. Stillman and Birn Alpha – softcover square format 7.5 x 7.5″
This is my favourite everyday paper in a new format. I haven’t used Alpha for ages since I have been testing different books in the last few months.
B. Stillman and Birn Zeta – softcover square format 7.5 x 7.5″
Smooth page which I want to revisit after using the Hahnemuhle Nostalgie – 270gsm
C. Stillman and Birn Epsilon – softcover 8 x 10″
Smooth page which I want to revisit after using the Hahnemuhle Nostalgie – 150gsm. This size is the closest to the big K&P book I’ve been using.
D. Handbook Journal – 5.5 x 8.5″
I haven’t used this paper for over 10 years and want to try it again. It’s not true watercolour paper and it has a strong cream colour.
E. Seawhite travel journal – 200gsm watercolour paper A5
This book looks nice but I’m a little worried about jumping down to a small landscape size after using a bigger book.
So what do you think? Which sketchbook should I use next?