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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.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Great Product I have used for years!
from Philadelphia, PA
Comments about Global Art Hand Book Artist Journals:
I was first gifted one of these sketchbooks by my 9th grade art teacher. The size is convenient but spacious for drawing and creating small works of art. I've been using this brand consistently for the past 7 years for my personal art journal. The cover can be decorated easily, the closing elastic band is super convenient, and the pocket in the back is great for storing found ephemera. The pages could be thicker for my use, but if a page is buckling, I just glue 2 pages together. No other brand compares!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'll definietly buy more
from Houston, Texas
I absolutely love this sketchbook! I got the square blue one and was impressed by it, the one thing that threw me off was thinking it had about 100+pages when i believe theres only 64? But i guess that's reason to buy another. Marker goes through the paper so if that's a pet peeve this isn't for you, including if you dont like paper warping with paint. I can get a bit restrictive but i love it.
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Watercolor+top layer marker
Back of sketchbook (clover was drawn)
Watercolor and marker doodle
On the back of doodle
This is the best journal ever
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.
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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A well loved book - back
A well loved book - front
Perfect sketch books
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.
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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!
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