A4 Pad (of 109 Tumblr entries) - jeline_catacutan
A5 Pad (of 148 Instagram entries) – abbeysy
Winners were picked randomly by a representative. Congratulations to the winners! Please email your shipping address to email@example.com. Hope you enjoy your sketchpads! By the way, the pads will be available at National Bookstore by the end of June 2013, according to Times Trading, Derwent’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines. Thanks to all who joined! Here’s to more arts and crafts giveaways in the future. :)
Times Trading got me Derwent sketchpads to review and give away. Yey!
This is called Derwent Academy Sketching Paper. It’s an entry-level sketchpad ideal for sketching and practice work for students and professionals. Please note that this is an academic/scholastic-level paper so it doesn’t compare to artist-level (or high-end) pads but its quality is great for the price that it offers.
What I like is that it comes in smaller sizes. If you are the type who likes to bring a pad outside, the smaller A4 and A5 ones would be great. Plus it’s ring-bound! I like ring bound sketchpads better. You get to maximize the space and the paper doesn’t come off unless you forcefully pull it out.
Second, I love the paper texture. It has shallow teeth, which helps graphite adhere to paper, making your tones richer. It’s acid free too so you won’t have to worry about your paper rotting fast or yellowing out in the long run. 110gsm is a good amount of thickness for sketching. That’s a little thicker than bond/copy paper. If you draw dark in front, it won’t be seen easily on its back side (unless you use a blotting pen). The only qualm I have is erasing. I like using dark pencil for sketching like 3B and 5B. Even after sketching mid-tones with an HB lead, some of the pencil marks didn’t want to come off. You might want to use a kneaded eraser for this one but it still doesn’t erase everything compared to other pads I’ve used. Although I’m not the type who gets disturbed when I see erased pencil marks, I think other people take this factor to heart.
Will I buy this pad for myself? Yes!—if I’m looking for a cheap pad with good paper quality with the right amount of leaves, I’ll definitely go for this one! The best thing I like about it is that it comes in portable sizes and it doesn’t cost much. Again, please note that this is an academic pad. If you are looking for high-end paper, Derwent has Artist-level sketch pads ideal for professional work. You can buy this sketchpad locally at Times Trading, 525 Quintin Paredes St., (Binondo) Manila. You can contact them at 242-5741 to 50 in case you want to have items delivered to you. They also carry most of Derwent’s materials.
*A3: Php 340.00
*A4: Php 225.00
*A5: Php 115.00
*Prices may change without prior notice.
Also used pens and markers for it. Works great with it!
I’m giving away 2 sketchpads, different sizes: One A4 and one A5. To win a sketchpad, just follow the instructions below:
(A) 1 pc. Derwent Academy Sketching Paper – A5 size (5.83 x 8.27”), 30 sheets acid-free If you want to win this pad, follow my Instagram and comment on this photo with your email address.
(B) 1 pc. Derwent Academy Sketching Paper – A4 size (8.27 x 11.69”), 30 sheets acid-free - If you want to win this pad, comment on this post on Tumblr / Disqus comments with your email address. No need to follow my tumblr!
That’s about it! I will also be throwing in a postcard or a doodle inside the pad. Philippine residents only. Winners will be picked on JUNE 5. :)
1. Be a Quiet Girl Facebook follower -or- a Quiet Girl Google Friend Connect follower.
2. Like Quaint Desk on Facebook and/or follow Quaint Desk on Twitter.
3. Comment on this entry with your email address -or- reblog this post.
Reblogging this entry can also give you a chance to win the entire set. Contest will close on April 20, 2012, GMT+8. 1 winner will be picked using a randomizer. Good luck! :)
***Open to Philippine residents only***
I was supposed to post the results early morning of December 12 but I got home later from a trip (my cousin’s wedding in Pampanga, it was beautiful!). Right now I’m closing the raffle with 126 rebloggers, tweeters and blogspot commenters. Thank you all for participating! The comments you left are all very touching. :)
Participants from the mentioned social networking sites were combined and randomized. Here are the numbers that came out as winners:
I’m feeling a bit generous so I drew out 3 other participants who’ll each get a written (or doodled) postcard in the mail.
Congratulations! Send me your
EDIT: Ulk I’m so stupid.. why did I ask for your email addresses?!?! LOL. Shipping address please! And zip code. :)
I’m this week’s feature in Gen’s Tumblr Tuesday series. You can read the interview/article here. I had fun answering it. I apologize for overdoing some parts (like the answer to #9… it was originally much longer) because some questions were really exciting to answer! I hope you guys get to read and enjoy it.
I’m truly grateful, Gen! Your words made me feel so warm inside. I’m turning red here (both in embarrassment and kilig). It’s an honor to be part of this and I truly applaud your gift in writing and the effort you put into doing a feature every week. <3
In addition,… a contest! :D CLICK FOR INSTRUCTIONS