Simply put, a sketchbook is a blank, unlined book used by artists for creating preliminary sketches, taking notes, and capturing impressions. Many non-artists have also embraced sketchbooks as a handy tool for keeping track of life’s details, using them as travel journals, bullet journals, planners, memory books, and more.
Blick carries hundreds of hardcover sketchbooks, soft cover sketchbooks, bound sketchbooks, and wirebound sketchbooks that hold multiple sheets of paper in a wide variety of textures and weights.
Most often used with dry media such as graphite pencils, colored pencils, pastel pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, or pen-and-ink, some sketchbook papers are designed to accept acrylic or watercolor washes, inks, mediums, and mixed media work without buckling.
Find toned sketchbook papers that add interest and dimension, eco-friendly recycled sketchbooks (or those made using wind power), sketchbooks with kraft covers for decorating, and those with bleedproof paper.
Shop travel journals, lined journals, reporter notebooks, marbled composition books, and beautiful spiral-bound books with eye-catching covers and user-friendly features — a sketchbook or journal always makes a great gift!