The paper itself is fine...
The paper itself is fine for sketching with your basic HB pencils (I haven't
tried anything harder) and crayola colored pencils. You can make nice smooth
gradients & blend pencil just fine on it, and it has more of a tooth than
printer paper, so there's that. The paper is an off white, which is nice if you
stare at your sketchbook for long periods of time.
If you draw hard or like to sketch on both sides of the paper, this sketchbook
is not for you. Like most sketch paper, you can only use one side of it to
sketch on: if you press down too hard on it, the drawing on the other side of
the paper (and sometimes 1-2 pages away!) will mark the other page on the other
side. Due to how thin the paper is, both oil pastels and crayons tend to be
somewhat visible on the other page. The thinness also causes the corners of
both the cover & the paper tend to be easily bent if you're not gentle with it,
or if you stick it in your bag wrong. Both the cover & the pages will rip off
easy too, so keep an eye on it if you take it to school or any other high
It's a standard sketchbook good for pencil users, and for about 11 cents per a
page, it's a good deal. Just try not to draw too hard!
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