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Natural white, heavyweight, textured paper has a neutral ph and is double-sized to accept wet media. It also renders beautiful results with charcoal, pencil, and more.
There are 50 or 60 archival-quality sheets per pad depending on the size, spiral bound to a unique waterproof leatherette cover.
93 lb (152 gsm).
4" × 6"
102 mm × 152 mm
6" × 9"
152 mm × 229 mm
6" × 12"
152 mm × 305 mm
9" × 12"
229 mm × 305 mm
11" × 14"
279 mm × 356 mm
14" × 17"
356 mm × 432 mm
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® Bee Paper is a registered trademark.® Aquabee is a registered trademark.
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favorite sketchbook, use for multimedia
By west texas windy
from west texas
Comments about Bee Paper Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook:
i have tried almost all bands marketed but keep coming back to super bee. i love the weight of the paper as it will take light washes. it is a soft natural color and has a slight tooth. perfect for my needs.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Didn't work with my style, but a good value
from New Hampshire
I was hoping to use this book with light watercolor and ink. Because I rely on the ability to soften and lose edges and enjoy a cold press texture for drybrush work,this paper didn't work for me at all. Giving it to a friend that works in a crisper style.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Although this paper is well-sized to withstand wet media, it is still primarily a drawing paper with a vellum texture, and we're sorry if this wasn't what you needed. If you ever have questions about a product you're considering purchasing from us, we hope you'll let us help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email info@dickblick, and our Product Specialists will be happy to advise you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The Very Best
By Jesse the art teacher
from Sacramento Ca
I absolutely love this sketchbook and I have had sooo many that I have not. I push this thing very hard and it has never let me down. I put ink, watercolor, acrylic, tempera and lots of graphite and charcoal all over these pages and I've never even had a bleed through to the back of a page, In fact, I use the backs too because I know they wont come through at all. The color is light, off-white and watecolors show up well, the tooth is medium so you smudge-rubbers wont have the smoothest fades ever but you just can't beat this book my friends. Worth every penny.
Images shared by Jesse the art teacher
fun with color schemes, Pelikan opaque w/c
Tags: Made with Product, Using Product
glass bead. speedball ink study
By Kelly O
The Bee Paper Super Deluxe sketchbooks are the best-- they put up with watercolors and ink as well as being a great surface for pencil and charcoal. I have 4 different sizes and just love them!
Great day to day pad
By Big lou
Will take all kinds of medium and works well in the field.
Just the right size.
from Albuquerque, NM
I use pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolor on this great paper.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Illustrator Kate
from Northern Virginia
This is my favorite sketchbook, hands down. I can use markers, watercolors, and other media with no bleed-through or deterioration of the paper. The 9" square size is perfect for tossing in my purse/tote bag and taking it places. Big enough to fit a variety of work but not unwieldy. The heavy duty rear cover provides solid support as well as protection for the interior pages. I've never had the spiral binding come undone and snag on items as other sketch books have done in the past. The paper is just a smidge off-white so colors render pretty true and vibrant. You will not be disappointed.
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Sketchbook in Action
Tags: Picture of Product, Watercolor Markers, Using Product, Illustration
Bee Paper Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook
I've been wanting to try Bee Books products for a while now. An art teacher & an art friend both recommended it to me. I'm really liking it alot.
By Bill R
from NYC area
I first encountered this paper in ArtSnacks and I love how well it works with different mediums. If you only work in one medium choose dedicated paper, but if you tend to switch or do mixed media this is perfect. I've used it for ink, pen, colored pencil, and water color.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Very versatile book for the price
By Missy the artist
from Ontario, Canada
I have been using the 6 by 9" size of this sketchbook for several years now - I use them as my art workbooks and just started my fourth one. I plan my paintings in them, which can involve any or all of the following: graphite sketches, ink washes, watercolor washes or acrylic color swatches. I also print out WIP photos I've taken and glue them in with Modgepodge. The paper is fairly durable. It can handle a few light washes of ink or watercolor with minor buckling (although I use bullclips to help keep the paper flat). The first layer of acrylic tends to almost soak into the paper, but after that it's great. It doesn't handle colored pencil very well, though, and I don't like using pen in it very much. I usually fix my graphite pages with workable fixative to prevent smudging. I will keep buying these!
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