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Open the elegantly embossed black covers of these sturdy hardbound sketchbooks, and you'll find a perfect place to preserve your ideas with pencil, pen-and-ink, or watercolor.
Each sketchbook has 220 pages (110 sheets) of acid free 65 lb white sketch paper. With one of these sketchbooks, you'll always have room to let your ideas grow while you're on the go.
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Great Quality Sketchbook! Love the glossy black cover!
from Brookings, OR
Comments about Pro Art ProArt Hardbound Sketchbooks:
I like the texture and the smooth black cover. Great looking little book.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I wish they didnt have the company name stamped on them.
these would be much better gifts without the ugly branding.
Love these little books!
I use these little books to create journals for some of my clients. I cover them with fabric in their favorite color and add a ribbon to tie it closed and other decorations to their taste. The only stipulation I make when I give it to them is that they must start a list of their positive qualities.
We buy these books for our classes every month.
from El Paso, Texas
We buy these for art classes every month, Glad they are keeping them in stock this year. Blick usually runs out of these right after the season starts (Sept.-Oct.)This is a regular item, month after month, year after year and decade after decade.No reason not to keep a LOT of these in stock.They don't change. No surprises.We have bought maybe 5000 of these books over the past 2-3 years.
Great artist sketchbook
from Sebastopol, CA
Extremely versatile. Paper lends itself to many different media, pen & pencil, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel, etc.Paper is strong and does not bleed through. Sturdy leather like cover. Very convenient size to carry into the field.Super value!
Awesome student sketchbooks!
from Greensboro, NC
I have been using the ProArt sketchbooks with my students for years and keep coming back! They never fall apart, the spines never break and the cover stays solid all year. No doubt, I'll be coming back for more next year!
By Kitty King
from Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Excellent, in every sense.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Nice for everyday sketching
Pro-art is a low end brand, but even so, I've found that their products are pretty consistently functional. I bought a small one of these for quick sketches as I don't like having unbound sketches everywhere. The paper is quite light, I place a notecard behind the page I am working on "just in case" when using ink or water color. As another reviewer negatively noted, it isn't watercolor paper...but that should be obvious as the description states the paper is 65lb (flimsy watercolor paper is 90lb, decent watercolor paper is at least 150lb). That said, it can be used with a light touch...but you are getting what you pay for: cheap, thin paper.The big plus? The cover on it is stout and even on the 4"x6" the pages aren't too deeply bowed near the spine (it lays relatively flat). The Pro-art logo is embossed on the back, but I just used a glue stick to slap a postcard over it and called it the front instead.There are certainly better sketch books out there, but something nicer could easily be too precious feeling to use and abuse...for me, a cheapie like this is good since it isn't intimidating. Someone with a regular sketching habit already well established might prefer to choose something more tailored to their needs, but for a beginner or someone on a tight budget, this isn't a bad start in my opinion. It's about the same as the quality of unbranded sketchbooks from chain bookstores for a fraction of the price.
Just what I was looking for!
By Sheila Wolfe
from Norwalk, CT
I am a High School art teacher and love these sketchbooks for my students to work in as they grow as artists. The paper is great quality and does not smudge or rip easily. Blick provided quick delivery and the best price on this item.
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