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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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By Bill R
from NYC area
Comments about Bee Paper Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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!
Strong lovely paper
I use this paper for line drawings, colored pencil drawings and watercolor painting.
Best Sketchbook Around!!
By Lady Jill
from Washoe Valley, Nevada
Been using this sketchbook since 1980! It takes watercolor along with ink and pencil beautifully! I won't buy any other kind. I even drew an illustration of it in my new book, An Artistic Date with Nature!
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Ink, Watercolor, Pencil of Book Cover
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Watercolor with Pitt pen
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Just enough grit
By Abi Shorthair
from New Milford, CT
I'm going to use it for drawing and probably with pen and ink. I tried my pen on it, and the ink went on smoothly and didn't run.
Bee Paper Sketchbook--AMAZING
Wonderful for water color medium.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not suitable for watercolor
Not suitable for watercolor.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry if this paper didn't meet your expectations. Although double-sized, it is not a watercolor paper, and our Product Specialists would be more than happy to recommend alternatives that would work better for you. They're available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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By A Work in Progress
from Milwaukee, WI
Since I discovered this product I have used no other sketchbook or watercolor paper. It is resilient and provides a professional looking finished piece of artwork. It holds up to wet media very well and doesn't bleed thru to the other side. I'm sold on it and encourage all artists to give it a try.
A Nice Surpirse
from Dallas, TX
I was surprised to find how easy to use this larger size and wirebound sketchbook is. And it handles pastels markers, charcoal, pen and light washes just fine. The price was right, and I love the little free Traveler's pocket size book that came with this offer. I think I will be sticking with this Bee Paper large book.
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Charcoal study Living Rm
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Try it you'll like it
from Berkeley, CA
I have decades worth of sketchbooks and most of them are Aquabee. Much better than spiral bound offerings from Strathmore and Canson. Natural white, thick, and with excellent sizing makes for a versatile and durable sheet. The older style had a plainer cover with smaller binding wire and holes. Not sure how I feel about the bigger square holes in the current product— I suppose, with some effort one can rearrange pages with the newer style of wire binding. The remains the same and has been a favorite for many years.
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