"I started with several grid books – having an engineering background
it seemed obvious, as so much of my schooling was done on graph paper.
The grid is in black ink, though, and with certain pencils and inks
writing and sketches tend to blend in a bit too much. The line spacing
is also much narrower than the simple ruled books, so you have to write
a bit smaller.
The complete absence of lines makes the book
look a little too pristine sometimes, and my lines of writing often
develop a slant by the end of the page. Most of us were taught to write
using lined paper, and there’s something comforting about having lines
to get one started. For drawing, however, a blank page is best.
I prefer unlined but they’re so hard to find in stores. The world seems to prefer the lined, followed by the grid.
What do you think? Lines, grid, or no lines?"
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