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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.
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This is the best journal ever
Comments about Global Art Hand Book Artist Journals:
This is my third of these journals. When my local art store quit stocking these, I was relieved to find them here. I love the feel of this book, the paper takes watercolors! That is remarkable. I like the little pocket in the back, too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this sketchbook - already on my second
By Cory Megan
from New Paltz, NY
I adore this sketchbook - I always love buying books but it's rare I find one that actually suits me and the variety of media I play with enough that I use it and take with me everywhere. This book does it - the size is perfect, it's hardy, and the weight and quality of the paper is fantastic. It takes pencil, charcoal and ink equally beautifully, and even allows me to play with some light use of weight media. I first found it in a random art shop in upstate NY, and hit the internet to find another when I was getting close to the last several pages, and none of the other art stores supplied one that came close. Love this book. And, it doesn't hurt that it comes in my favorite shade of green. Oh! And, the plastic pocket inside the back cover is so convenient, thank you.
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from Columbus, OH
Handy size, paper thickness and quality is just write for drawing, and watercolor, and maker. I love these sketchbooks and have a hard time moving to something else.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Kalamazoo, MI
I use pen and light watercolor wash in these and they hold up like a champ!
Love this journal
from Pownal, VT
I've been using this style of journal for over a year, and I'm very happy with it. It holds up to most mediums well (other than large amount of water and washes). The binding is solid, and I like that the paper is off white. Great book, great price!
from Salt Lake
This sketchbook is amazing. I couldn't be happier.
By Jim the Runner
from St. Louis, MO
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.
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!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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