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Experience unique sketching and drawing possibilities with Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch paper. Perfect for both light and dark media, the paper is excellent for creating white highlights and dark shadows with graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching sticks, markers, china markers, colored pencils, pens, and white gel pens.
Ideal for experimenting, quick studies, sketching, life drawing, and journaling, Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch paper is made from 100% recycled, 30% post-consumer fiber. This 80 lb (118 gsm), acid-free paper also contains kraft and bark fiber inclusions for visual interest.
These journals contain multiple sheets of toned sketch paper. The sheets are micro-perforated for easy removal and actual size when removed at the perforation. The sheets in the 5½" × 8½" journal are not micro-perforated but are actual size when removed at the wire binding.
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I'm having so much fun with this paper
from Clarksburg, MD
Comments about Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch Wirebound Journals:
I'm using colored pencils and gel pens. The light colors are showing up beautifully!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for a variety of dry media.
Slightly toothy paper works well with colored pencil, conte, and charcoal.
from Madras, Oregon
Best Tones paper!
from Shoreline, WA
Was very much appreciated by my artist daughter, and already has been put to use.
Best Grey Toned 18x24 Paper
from Santa Monica, CA
Works well using black drawing materials with a touch of white for highlights. A different brand has a laid textured finish, but I prefer this smooth texture. The spiral ring binding works well, and sheets do not fall out like some pads that are bonded with glue. Ring binder also allows pages to lie flat when you flip pages.I am sorry that my local Blick Stores no longer carry this pad in 18x24 inches. (Only smaller sizes.) A number of my artist friends also use 18x24. So now we have to pay for shipping.
Great color pencil sketchbook diary
Really good for artists trying out color pencils (prisma color pencils has more coverage and not as waxy as average color pencils). I absolutely love it.
An excellent product
By Richard He Rides
from Whidbey Island ,WA
I attend a 3 hour uninstructed life-drawing class weekly. I use you paper with charcoal and white chalk. My work is exquisite. Charcoal is the dark tone the paper is the mid tone, the chalk is the light tone.
Nice bound option
My stand-by for toned paper is Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper in velvet grey. I'm teaching a head drawing class and wanted to teach the tequnique with toned paper and a dark and light value pastel pencil, but I didn't want my students to have to deal with all the loose paper. This toned pad was the answer. I wasn't sure that the value would be right for me since I prefer a sanguine pencil over charcoal, but it's about the same as the velvet grey. The texture is quite smooth. It was hard to tell since the cover drawing has lots of texture. Overall I'm highly satisfied with the product.
from Around the Bend, NY
I'm using this paper to build my portfolio after seeing so many people using it on Instagram. It great paper, smooth. You just have to get used to how some colors appear. Especially skin tones. Once you get that you should be able to great nice color pieces. I'm not sure how black and white would fair. I've never done one on that paper. I use this paper for my fan art since its mostly bright colors
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