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Art Alternatives Pen & Ink Sketch Book - 3.5" x 5.5" - Heavy Weight - Blank

Art Alternatives Pen & Ink Sketch Book - 3.5" x 5.5" - Heavy Weight - Blank

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4.7 (6 reviews)
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From doodling to sketching and taking notes to journaling, the uses for this Pen & Ink Sketch Book are endless. It is hardbound and contains 48 sheets (96 pages) of buff-colored, acid-free 145 g paper. The book also has a ribbon bookmark, expandable pocket inside the back cover, and an elastic closure.

This is the Heavy Weight Blank book. Photos showing an unwrapped book feature the Medium Weight Lined book.

Dimensions: approximately 3.5 x 5.5 inches (3.9 cm x 14.0 cm).


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Customer Reviews

I want to add an update...
March 8, 2013
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I want to add an update since my last review. I just did a sketch on this paper, which I still say is a mid-weight. I used my A.G. Spalding fountain pen medium nib which provide a nice saturated flow. I heavily colored in some dark areas of the sketch using Waterman ink and it did not bleed through to the back of the page. I was surprised and impressed.

13 people found this helpful
carol.kohn
Not bad, but I'm a little...
March 7, 2013
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Not bad, but I'm a little sad. I bought this because I like my Moleskine sketchbooks and this, I believed, would be very close (and the price was right.) I just compared the paper to my old Moleskine sketchbook and it's definitely thinner which is a big disappointment. The description calls this heavy paper. I disagree. It's more of a mid-weight. If you were planning to use this book for adding watercolor to your sketches - I don't recommend it. I will be fine for pencil or ballpoint sketches. I probably won't reorder this.
7 people found this helpful
carol.kohn
I love this sketch book...
July 21, 2015
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I love this sketch book for using with fountain pens and inks! So far, it has held up to the juiciest of the juicy nibs--the Noodler's Neponset with music nib. Forget Moleskine, this book is where it's at for fountain pen lovers.
3 people found this helpful
djkhimtaka
I have found that this...
June 8, 2015
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I have found that this heavy weight paper is not only good for pen and ink, but is also excellent for watercolors. It doesn't behave like watercolor paper would, but it holds the color without bleed, and it doesn't wrinkle so much that you can't still work with it. It dries faster than watercolor paper (maybe it's just my sketch/painting style)...nevertheless, it's really versatile. I am really pleased with this purchase and I love this paper.
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This sketch book is exactly...
February 8, 2016
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This sketch book is exactly what I wanted! I would say that the pages are fairly heavy weight compared to what I normally work with. It can take quite a bit of saturation from fountain pen ink before it bleeds through and there seems to be barely any feathering, if any at all. Watercolors and drawing inks warp the paper slightly and there is a small amount of bleed through if you are heavily saturating the paper.
Copics bleed heavily through this paper but that's to be expected.
Overall I recommend this sketchbook to anyone who wants a high quality moleskine alternative at a fraction of the price.
2 people found this helpful

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