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The pages in this sketch book are heavyweight, 130 lb (211 gsm), 25% cotton sheets with a toothy, rough vellum surface, suitable for pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylics, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils, watercolors (light washes), and tempera.
Each plastic spiral-bound book contains 50 sheets, with a heavy chipboard back that prevents buckling.
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By Busker Of Ballpoint
from New York state
Comments about Pentalic Nature Sketch Book:
Highest quality sketchbook/drawing paper for the price. The paper is versatile, and stays flat, has a very good, all-purpose surface, and is very nicely sized. This sketchbook is one of the best values I've seen in recent years.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Kat O'
from Worcester, MA
I go through two of these sketchbooks (various sizes) a month and absolutely love them. I work in ink, watercolor, and acrylic. The paper is heavy so it's perfect for doing sketches in paint, color studies, etc. The hard cover is perfect for sketching while standing or when there is no table to work on. Spiral binding lets the book expand as you add to it.
Pentalic Nature Sketches are the Best
The paper in the Nature sketches is perfect for a variety of media. I often like to watercolor or add acrylic paint over my sketches and this paper doesn't warp easily and takes the paint well. It also helps that every page has a smoother side and a rougher side.
Quickly becoming my favorite for daily practice
from long island, ny
These are not the greatest paper on earth. But for a daily practice book, I LOVE THEM. Just bought more. I keep them all over with a few tools - I have used them for all dry media, as well as oil pastels [I just cut a bit of glassine to slip over it when I'm done] and both watercolor and watercolor pencils [light wash] and gouache.I love them :) Did I already say that?
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite sketchbook
By Sarah C.
from Boston, MA
I LOVE these sketchbooks. I have all four sizes. I use them primarily for watercolor sketches. The paper does buckle just a little. (But it's water on paper so that's to be expected on anything not stretched or taped on all sides.) The paper has just enough tooth/texture for watercolor but not too much for pencil drawings with a fine line.Originally I had only found these with paper covers but the new(er) hard covers are a HUGE improvement.
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All pages painted in top book, side view of 5x7 sketchbook
Tags: Watercolor, Made with Product, Picture of Product
Painted (watercolor) spread
Tags: Made with Product, Picture of Product, Watercolor
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By Hav'in fun on Oxford
from Columbia, MO
Great paper for multi media work, use it for colored pencils, I put down a light wash of Inktense first, then pencil. Then graphite. It is wonderful. It takes graphite solely when I use graphite---6 degrees of shade, color pencil used solely with no other media---- plus is great when I do multi media work. Love it. The 220 gm seems a perfect fit for me. Water color is used in light wash though--- using pencils or watercolor crayons. I think a 300 gm paper is best for water color work (traditional approach).Thanks Dick Blick for carrying this paper!!!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love my new sketch pads.
By New sketcher
from Windham, Maine
Love the size of the sketchpads - they fit in my purse, and weight of the paper. Great for both pen and ink and watercolor. Hurrah.
By Jim the painter
very good sketch book for pen or pencil, but for watercolor, light wash only.
this sketch book is so far the best one:!
from Los Angeles, CA
What i enjoy the most about this sketch was it's Mix-medina and so I can water color and then sketch using pastels. Also so what are you enjoyed the most was the price is more affordable than any other place i found online. I definitely will recommend this to my fellow artist Friend.
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Nurture Sketch book
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I was impressed with the quality of the book
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By Miss O'
I have been using these sketchbooks for several years. The 5" X 7" is my favorite. I primarily work in ink but also use watercolor, gouache, and acrylic and the paper works well with all of them. The new hardcover front makes this absolutely perfect.
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