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Attractive and functional, a hand-bound, sketch journal covered in book cloth is the perfect travel companion for artists.
Each journal features 128 buff colored blank pages, a durable elastic closure, and a useful clear plastic envelope to hold notes or business cards.
The heavyweight sheets are 130 gsm (normal drawing paper is 80 gsm) and acid free. They have a light, toothy surface that accepts pen-and-ink, pencil, markers, and light watercolor washes without buckling.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
® Global Art is a registered trademark. Hand Book Journal Co. is a trademark.
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By Jim the Runner
from St. Louis, MO
Comments about Global Art Hand Book Artist Journals:
I use this product every morning as a journal. I like the pages, not too thin and great to write on. The only complaint I have about it is it was hard to find and when I did find it online it was pretty pricey.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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the color was right on point!!!
By The Mrs.
from Clementon, NJ
My husband was looking for a sketching pad he can take with him anywhere! With the perfect size that the Hand Book Journal came in and the fact that it's that nice army green color it worked perfectly for him!
My new favorite Art Journals
from Oakland, CA
I carry these journals with me everywhere I go. I have two of them. One for vacations and business travel and one for day-to-day. I like the small journals for sketching discreetly on public transit or in waiting areas & cafes/restaurants. They are well made with sturdy covers and paper that holds up well to my pen & ink and occasional washes of color. I also like the range of cover colors and journal sizes that are available.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY Handbook Artist's Journal
By Dianna Derhak
from Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
I wanted to sketch more but I didn't want to carry around a heavy sketchbook. The Handbook Pocket Landscape 3.5 x 5.5 fits into my purse without being bulky. It's beautiful. I chose the Vermillion Red. It inspires me. It feels sturdy in my hands. The paper is high quality heavyweight acid-free paper with enough tooth to take watercolor washes. Yes, I love it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I love this sketchbook!
from Dallas, TX
I love the size of this sketchbook, and the paper seems to hold up well to all of my ink pens and markers so far!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great product and great price
By Geoff the Dilitante
I use these "hand-book Journals" from Global Materials, as they are perfect for light to heavy watercolor washes as well as an excellent surface for pen and graphite sketching. I travel with them and use them for everyday sketching and idea trials.The cost through Blick is substantially better than alternative sources.AND they are American made.
from Karns City, PA
I am very pleased with this journal and will continue to purchase these. I will also recommend them to my students.
Small journal with big pluses.
By Just create...
from tampa fl
This little journal is easy to carry along anywhere....it takes pencil, pen and watercolor washes well..even acrylic. Also,bought as gifts for friends to encourage journaling with art...Glad someone I knew had one they loved and showed to me.
Great size book to carry with you
By work in progress
Great for wet or dry application....pen, pencil and watercolor.
I wondered if the normal paper would hold up well with gouache even though I'd read that it was fine. It does with barely a wrinkle even though I sometimes use quite a lot of water. I purchased the square format and am finding it excellent for both carrying and usefulness.
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