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02 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Back by anti-hero711 02 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Back :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 01 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Front by anti-hero711 01 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Front :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 02 Pentel EnerGel 07mm 8 Color Set by anti-hero711 02 Pentel EnerGel 07mm 8 Color Set :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 3 01 Pentel EnerGel 07mm 8 Color Set by anti-hero711 01 Pentel EnerGel 07mm 8 Color Set :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 2 0 Happy Birthday DeviantArt by anti-hero711 Happy Birthday DeviantArt :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 9 2 04 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Last Sheet Tests by anti-hero711 04 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Last Sheet Tests :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 1 0 03 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Last Sheet Tests by anti-hero711 03 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Last Sheet Tests :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 1 1 02 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Front Inside Paper by anti-hero711 02 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Front Inside Paper :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 01 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Front Cover by anti-hero711 01 Midori Notebook Polar Bear - Front Cover :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 04 Maruman Mnemoysne N183A Notebook - Last Sheet by anti-hero711 04 Maruman Mnemoysne N183A Notebook - Last Sheet :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 03 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Last Sheet by anti-hero711 03 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Last Sheet :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 02 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Inside Cover by anti-hero711 02 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Inside Cover :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 1 0 01 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Front Cover by anti-hero711 01 Maruman Mnemosyne N183A Notebook - Front Cover :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 02 Zequenz Classic 360 Red A6 Softcover Notebook by anti-hero711 02 Zequenz Classic 360 Red A6 Softcover Notebook :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 0 0 01 Zequenz Classic 360 Red A6 Softcover Notebook by anti-hero711 01 Zequenz Classic 360 Red A6 Softcover Notebook :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 1 0 02 Canson Art Book Inspiration Sketch by anti-hero711 02 Canson Art Book Inspiration Sketch :iconanti-hero711:anti-hero711 1 4

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I have an old Nextbook tablet running Windows 8.1. It's small enough to fit on my nite stand. I'd like to let GMP play all nite while I sleep cuz I tend to stay asleep when music's playing. How can I keep GMP from stopping when the screen goes off/asleep? When I get internet turned back on at home again (gotta catch up lol, life) I'm going to do this. I have YouTube premium and chatted with an agent. They didn't know any way to do this. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies! :D (Big Grin) 
If you've commented, faved, watched me, or anything else in the past couple of months, my apologies. I'm working on getting my internet back and jumping over a few more hurdles. Thanks for your kind words and favs and replies to forum threads. :D (Big Grin) If I get access to wifi then I'll post or upload when I can. 

I'm at a friend's place for a bit. Except for commenting on Deviations, I've responded to my notifications. I'll check out the Deviations soon. Hope everyone had a great weekend and a great week to all of you! :) (Smile) 
I'm not having anything printed or copied. And I just want a simple blank cover. I don't have any files to upload or anything like that. Without that stuff I can't much out of their web sites. I just need to know if anyone's had a paper type they like cut and bound at an office store and what the cost was.

The card stock size is 8.5 x 11 inches/21.59 x 27.94 centimeters. There are 48 sheets. The sheets are 78lb/210gsm. I want to have them cut in half and coil bound into 2 A5 size portrait format sketchbooks. 

If anyone's curious the card stock is COLORBOK Marshmallow (interesting name). I sketch with pencils, water based markers, highlighters, pens, brush pens. The ones that normally bleed through, show through, and spot on other papers don't do so on this. I can't see anything from the opposite side of the sheet unless I hold it up to the light. This also opens a door to particularly juicy and heavier mediums I couldn't use before. Found it at Wal-mart. 50 sheets, $5, does everything I need it to. Fool Emoji-10 (Thumbs Up) [V1]  Johnny CashHappy Happy lol! So yeah I definitely want to have it in sketchbook form. 
02 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Back
Note: Please see also 01 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Front as well.

What I'm learning is urban/on location sketching. I use pen and ink and water based markers mostly. Also pencils, colored pencils, and correction ink. My tests and reviews are normally for bleed through, show through, ghosting, and feathering. To get an idea of how my sketches look please have a look at my Pinterest board which shows the urban/on location sketches of others using markers and marker streak as part of their art. Then my tests and reviews will make more sense.

Urban Sketches Done With Streaky Markers -_^
www.pinterest.com/dangerousmin…

I've visited a friend for a couple of days and was able to use their wifi to upload this review.

I saw this at Wal-mart and remembered that Baylee Jae uses card stock for markers. It cost $5 USD at the time of purchase (roughly two weeks ago) for a pad of 50 sheets. That's $0.10 per sheet, a great price in my opinion. Little did I know just how much bang I'd be getting for my bucks. I'd seen this item a couple of times in the past, but not where the sketchbooks and drawing papers are. It was where crafting supplies are. Also I was thrown off by it being called "Marshmallow". I actually love real marshmallows and if I wanted to be wreckless with my health I'd devour a jar of marsmallow fluff lol. Back to the paper, never judge a book by its cover.

This product is distributed by COLORBOK. It's made in China. I didn't see any web site. Their products can also be found around the internet. On Amazon the reviews of COLORBOK's various types and colors of card stock have mostly positive reviews. I can see why after trying it for myself.

The pad I have is 8.5w x 11h inch/215.9w by 279.4h mm. The sheets are 78lb/210gsm, acid free and lignin free. It says "Marshmallow Smooth Cardstock" on the cover. The sheets are perforated and are true to size when removed. The back cover has ideas for page layouts and provides suggestions for uses of their card stock.

The paper is very smooth on both sides of a sheet. The back side has a very slightly more textured feel. However there were no perceivable differences in the colors, line qualities, vibrancy etc. If one had the sheets bound into a sketchbook as I intend to do, they could do two page spreads and see no change in the quality of their work from page to page. I like to do urban/on location sketching using pen and ink and water based markers. I don't use alcohol markers. I'm quite certain they'd bleed through these sheets as I've already tested Sharpie Ultra Fine permanent markers. There was spotting with the black one. So dark colors of alcohol markers (especially with layers and blending) would surely bleed through. In my case with water based markers and all of the pens I tested nothing bled through, showed through, or ghosted.

When I use my markers I fill in areas with parallel strokes. I allow areas three to five minutes drying time before adding another layer, shading etc. Three layers is normally the most I'll use. I do the same with bullet tip markers except that with those I color with them the same way one would with a colored pencil or crayon. With time and care I don't normally see the paper I'm using being torn up. There's usually some minor ghosting or show through. With this paper however I only see what's on the opposite side of a sheet if I hold it up to light.

As for pens I chose the ones I know have bled through or spotted on other paper brands and types. None of the pens I used feathered. The lines from all of them are very crisp and clean looking. It's very easy to vary the line thicknesses of felt and fibre tip pens and markers on this paper.

I didn't know what to expect of pencils on this paper. I tested two areas of normal pressure and harder pressure for darker lines. Both acted just as they do on other papers. They erased well too. I lightly sketch with pencil first and then go over their lines with pen.

Here are my thoughts. Everything I tried looks great on this paper. It allows me to use Sharpie Liquid Highlighters as markers. This is great because I love their colors, but they bleed through most papers. I can also use PaperMate Flair medium tip pens and Prismacolor black brush pen. I've also been wanting to get a set of Sharpie Brush Color Pens and can do so with confidence because I'm certain they won't bleed or show through this paper either.

This is my first time using card stock of any brand, kind, and/or weight. I'm not sure if it's this being thicker than paper or if maybe card stock is higher quality than paper in some cases, but this surprised me. I have a great appreciation for this paper after trying it. I didn't expect to find card stock at Wal-mart. But for the quality and price I'm glad I did. I'm very impressed with this paper! I'm going to get another pad or two of it. I'm also going to take some pads to an office supply store and have them cut and bound into A5 size portrait and landscape sketchbooks. It's that good, so I'll go the extra mile with it. If one works with alcohol markers, heavy inks, or mediums that definitely will bleed and show through it then they may or may not like it. For my purposes however, I think I've found my holy grail.
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01 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Front
Notes: Please see also 02 COLORBOK Marshmallow Smooth Card Stock Back.

What I'm learning is urban/on location sketching. I use pen and ink and water based markers mostly. Also pencils, colored pencils, and correction ink. My tests and reviews are normally for bleed through, show through, ghosting, and feathering. To get an idea of how my sketches look please have a look at my Pinterest board which shows the urban/on location sketches of others using markers and marker streak as part of their art. Then my tests and reviews will make more sense.

Urban Sketches Done With Streaky Markers -_^
www.pinterest.com/dangerousmin…

I've visited a friend for a couple of days and was able to use their wifi to upload this review.

I saw this at Wal-mart and remembered that Baylee Jae uses card stock for markers. It cost $5 USD at the time of purchase (roughly two weeks ago) for a pad of 50 sheets. That's $0.10 per sheet, a great price in my opinion. Little did I know just how much bang I'd be getting for my bucks. I'd seen this item a couple of times in the past, but not where the sketchbooks and drawing papers are. It was where crafting supplies are. Also I was thrown off by it being called "Marshmallow". I actually love real marshmallows and if I wanted to be wreckless with my health I'd devour a jar of marsmallow fluff lol. Back to the paper, never judge a book by its cover.

This product is distributed by COLORBOK. It's made in China. I didn't see any web site. Their products can also be found around the internet. On Amazon the reviews of COLORBOK's various types and colors of card stock have mostly positive reviews. I can see why after trying it for myself.

The pad I have is 8.5w x 11h inch/215.9w by 279.4h mm. The sheets are 78lb/210gsm, acid free and lignin free. It says "Marshmallow Smooth Cardstock" on the cover. The sheets are perforated and are true to size when removed. The back cover has ideas for page layouts and provides suggestions for uses of their card stock.

The paper is very smooth on both sides of a sheet. The back side has a very slightly more textured feel. However there were no perceivable differences in the colors, line qualities, vibrancy etc. If one had the sheets bound into a sketchbook as I intend to do, they could do two page spreads and see no change in the quality of their work from page to page. I like to do urban/on location sketching using pen and ink and water based markers. I don't use alcohol markers. I'm quite certain they'd bleed through these sheets as I've already tested Sharpie Ultra Fine permanent markers. There was spotting with the black one. So dark colors of alcohol markers (especially with layers and blending) would surely bleed through. In my case with water based markers and all of the pens I tested nothing bled through, showed through, or ghosted.

When I use my markers I fill in areas with parallel strokes. I allow areas three to five minutes drying time before adding another layer, shading etc. Three layers is normally the most I'll use. I do the same with bullet tip markers except that with those I color with them the same way one would with a colored pencil or crayon. With time and care I don't normally see the paper I'm using being torn up. There's usually some minor ghosting or show through. With this paper however I only see what's on the opposite side of a sheet if I hold it up to light.

As for pens I chose the ones I know have bled through or spotted on other paper brands and types. None of the pens I used feathered. The lines from all of them are very crisp and clean looking. It's very easy to vary the line thicknesses of felt and fibre tip pens and markers on this paper.

I didn't know what to expect of pencils on this paper. I tested two areas of normal pressure and harder pressure for darker lines. Both acted just as they do on other papers. They erased well too. I lightly sketch with pencil first and then go over their lines with pen.

Here are my thoughts. Everything I tried looks great on this paper. It allows me to use Sharpie Liquid Highlighters as markers. This is great because I love their colors, but they bleed through most papers. I can also use PaperMate Flair medium tip pens and Prismacolor black brush pen. I've also been wanting to get a set of Sharpie Brush Color Pens and can do so with confidence because I'm certain they won't bleed or show through this paper either.

This is my first time using card stock of any brand, kind, and/or weight. I'm not sure if it's this being thicker than paper or if maybe card stock is higher quality than paper in some cases, but this surprised me. I have a great appreciation for this paper after trying it. I didn't expect to find card stock at Wal-mart. But for the quality and price I'm glad I did. I'm very impressed with this paper! I'm going to get another pad or two of it. I'm also going to take some pads to an office supply store and have them cut and bound into A5 size portrait and landscape sketchbooks. It's that good, so I'll go the extra mile with it. If one works with alcohol markers, heavy inks, or mediums that definitely will bleed and show through it then they may or may not like it. For my purposes however, I think I've found my holy grail.
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I've decided to start writing down jokes, scenarios, and hilarious happenings to try and sell to comedians and companies. I've always been able to make people laugh hard with my dark, twisted, dry, off the wall sense of humor. I believe I have material worthy of sales. Time will tell. I'm at least going to try.

I'm wanting a notebook/sketchbook so that I can write and also illustrate things. I've done paper tests on few different high quality plain paper notebooks plus Canson's Art Book Inspiration Sketch. I need to do a last sheet test on Midori's Spiral Ring Notebook Polar Bear (yes the title of the notebook is actually that long lol Wink/Razz ). I took out the information sheets from it leaving only the blank pages. I've randomly tested many pens, water based markers, and colored pencils on those information sheets with varying results.

I've also tested sketchbooks from sketch paper to mixed media paper. I don't want to use one of those. They are for urban sketches with lots of detail. I don't really see simple sketches/illustrations for comedy bits getting to be so complex. But as it turns out Canson's Art Book Inspiration Sketch sketchbook has turned out to be the best performing book as far as not having bleed through and being able to use two layers of water based markers. The only issue is water based brush marker colors tend to look a bit weak on the paper. Bullet tip water based markers look great on it. But they're semi-opaque especially with dark colors. I like to apply color over lines. I do plan on experimenting with other ways of doing things.

I'm thinking I might use the A6 size Zequenz notebook I just received for quick notes and simplified illustrations of some things and later transfer them to the A5 size Canson sketchbook. Not sure yet. But these A5 books are spares and not dedicated to anything yet so I'm not going to hate myself later...maybe lol. 
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I'm straight forward, blunt, and to the point. I speak my mind and don't censor myself unless it's necessary. My sense of humor is off the wall, dry, and dark. I'm also pretty laid back and rarely stress over anything. Some people have perceived me as cold and emotionless. Not so. I'm just detached.

I'm mainly here to enjoy all of the art by the many talented people on deviantart. My favorite type of art is abstract with bright colors and a lot of things going on in the image.

I'm currently learning and practicing on location sketching. I'm not trying to be an artist and I'm not going for realism. To be able to draw what I see in a simplified way with expressive lines and strokes and vibrant colors is what I'm after. Do a Google image search for "Teoh Yi Chie" or "urban sketch" and you'll see what I mean by looking at the lines, the simplified objects, and vibrant colors.

I also still enjoy just scribbling and doodling. It's fun and therapeutic to put my mind on paper and not follow any rules or structure. My scribbles don't need to have any rhyme or reason. They can be uncensored, explicit, and graphic. At times they're where my most vibrant colors, expressive and dynamic lines and strokes can be found.

If you want to know more about me see my --> Facebook info page for the whole nine yards.

If you want to see the art tools I'm interested in then go check out my Amazon wish list. Art Tools I'd Like To Try
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Wirsha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student General Artist
Hey! Thanks for the watch! I see you like urban sketches : D same here.
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019
I'm not trying to be an artist. What I mean is I don't seek to sell anything, at least not at this time. I'm not trying to get any of my stuff into a museum either. I like the idea of urban sketching because it can be simple and loose or complex. It feels approachable. It's a good starting point for me. :D (Big Grin) 

There's one other thing. These are pricey, but you might want to try them at some point for markers. Crescent has a line of sketchbooks called RENDR and Canson has what they call the wall sketchbooks. The idea is that nothing bleeds or shows through to the opposite side of a sheet for either of these. RENDR is available on Amazon and other sites. The Wall I've only seen on Dick Blick's site. Just thought I'd drop that in. I've seen videos of both and they do live up to their claims. Sign Emoji-03 (Thumbs up) I'm planning on getting The Wall sketchbook soon. 
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Thank you so much for the watch! I Love You Emote I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like my artwork Huggle! 
If you'd like, feel free to check out my TwitchTwitter, or Facebook.pink heart {big} 
Consider checking out my Ko-Fi or Patreon page as well. Love
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
:D (Big Grin) 
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FredRichi69 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big thanks for the Watch! Your support means a lot to me! =)
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
I really like your art and the effort you put into it! :D (Big Grin) 
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shadedmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Thanks for the fave :))
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
:D (Big Grin) 
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MafiPaint Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! 
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
:D (Big Grin) 
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