Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Chaek Bachim - The Sketchbooker's Hero

Do you ever draw draw or ink something and it seeps through to the next page of your sketchbook? Or do press really hard and leave a dent in the next page?

Well fret no more! Here come the chaek bachim to save the day! Chaek bachims are a great invention for sketchbookers around the world!
Oh no! Not the chaek bachim!! Once they put themselves between these pages, we won't be able to mess up all the pages underneath!!!! Argh!

Chaek bachim (pronounced 'check pacheem') are typically made of plastic. They come in many designs and sizes. The one on the left is from the Osaka Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Japan. The well used one on the right features the Chuncheon city mascot and is from the Animation Museum here in Korea. Sometimes they are given to kids as part of a promotion. Students mostly use them in their notebooks since they are said to improve penmanship.

Do they use these in your part of the world?


Gabriel said...

I don't even know anyone who draws with a nib in my part of the world!
Except me, of course! Well, I might make a substitute for that pad someday!

Midodok said...

Yeah, using nibs can be fun. They take a lot of care just to fill them up and then drawing with them can be messy if your not careful. Those chaek bachim are good because I usually press to hard with the nibs.