July 3, 2016
I really like this sketchbook. I like the quality of paper as well as the size- not too long, not too square, just right. If you're sketching you shouldn't have any trouble noticing the quality and falling in love with the brand and size.
If you use the paper outside of its intended use then you should expect minor issues. Yes, it will bleed through if you saturate the paper. Incase of using wet media that may bleed, put paper under your page to protect the book. Remove the paper from the book then give it an acrylic finish for a professional grade painting.
If you like ink and want to hand smear or smudge, the paper works well with it. I've used oil paints on this. It's excellent. I had to put another piece of paper under to protect the rest of the book if I got messy. I've now got a permanent sheet of vellum to protect other pages.
October 26, 2017
I love this paper, it says inside the cover whatu2019s good for what medium, so far Iu2019ve been using watercolours and alcohol markers, and they blend on this paper so well. I bought the smaller one because I frequently waste paper as I learn to be a better artist :D
July 16, 2018
I like this sketchbook, ideal for sketching media like pencils and pens, (not heavy inks or markers in case you need to know)
not impressed with the price though, you can certainly find same or better quality sketchpads both on amazon or at your nearest art supplier for much less cost. Since I purchased this the cost went up almost 10 dollars? Ehhhh?
July 24, 2018
The paper gets crumpled too easily when I flip the page (I know its 65 lbs paper). The paper star usage chart is quite accurate however, I don't understand how 1 star= good, 2 stars= excellent, and 3 stars= exceptional. Overall great sketchpad, but if you plan on colouring in this sketchpad, forget it, you're better off buying the XL mix media pad instead or using graphite (or charcoal) on this. I won't judge if you guys colour on this but it's gonna have a lot of paper texture. I use the Prismacolor scholar pencils on this just so you guys know. 20% chance I might buy again
Grant Van Allen
October 27, 2016
This is more of a handbook. Quite a bit smaller than other sketchpads. The paper is thick and high-quality. The spine is also strong. I sometimes found it easy to smudge ink on the paper.
September 26, 2018
I had wanted the one made from recycled paper buy got a different one. It's still good just not what i had wanted
February 20, 2017
I started using this sketch book and was not inspired to continue since the paper is not that great although it is ok for simple sketches I guess.
March 27, 2014
If you want something for larger projects, this is a nice size paper, and quality paper. Some sketchbooks have paper where the white staedtler and other white erasers like it don't erase well, but this paper erases very cleanly.