Has he tried stores in Singapore or Hong Kong? 

Here's one of the best reviewed (but there are others, probably some catering more to his needs):
review:   http://www.yelp.com/biz/art-friend-singapore-5?page_src=related_bizes
website:   www.artfriend.com.sg
paper pads:  https://artfriendonline.com/ProductDetails/FamilyDetails/DR_P7035   A2 is 16 x 23 inches.

Couldn't find "scratchboard," maybe it's called something else?

Claims $20 shipping worldwide, but I can find any particulars. 

The Australian might have to make inquiries by phone or email to get what he wants and find out about shipping, etc.   But it's an option.


On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:13 PM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Karen,

Thank you for the links. The problem the student has is that the pads that we pay between $5 and $9, depending on size, are $63 in the stores there, the same as on fishpond. The clayboard is a bit easier to swallow.

I don't think he's going to do any better, though I'm going to keep looking. I remember Geoff Thompson having the same issues with scratchboard.

Thanks again for looking. Hope to see you in Santa Cruz.


Gretchen Halpert
Scientific Illustration Distance Program


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