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Sakura Sketch Notebook-80 Creme White Sheets, Black Cover, 21 x 14.8 cm

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For watercolours, you will generally want a paper of at least 300 gsm / 140 lb. Ideally, you will want heavier paper than tat to avid having to stretch the paper beforehand. Cotton paper, sometimes called 'rag paper' is better than wood pulp paper for watercolours, especially if you do a lot of scrubbing and masking, but it is usually more expensive. How we tested the best sketchbooks for this guide

Shopping for someone else and looking for the perfect gift for a budding artist? Give the gift of a sketch pad! Kit them out with some high-quality art pens and drawing tools. And then there's tooth. This describes the surface of the paper, with high tooth having more texture and low tooth being smoother. Higher-tooth papers are good for sketching with charcoal, pastels and pencils while low-tooth or smooth paper is good for ink and pen.Searching for a different type of pad? At Ryman® we have a great range of pads & notebooks to help you explore your ideas on paper. Discover our great range of notepads & books or for budding artists, our drawing pads are an essential artistic staple. If you're new to sketching, you may be initially confused by some of the terminology for types of paper in sketchbooks. Most of the best sketchbook brands will display the grams (or lb) per square metre of their paper. This refers to the weight of the paper. Generally, the heavier, the higher the quality of the paper. So whether you're a professional artist or you enjoy getting creative in your spare time, have a look through our collection of art sketchbooks. At Ryman® UK’s competitive prices, you don’t have to create masterpieces and be a perfectionist every single time. Anyway, sometimes the beauty is in the mistakes! Paper with a weight of 75-90 gsm / 50-60 lb is generally heavy enough for sketching with pencils, pastels or charcoal but too thin for ink or markers, which could bleed through it. A weight of around 100-130 gsm / 70-80 lb is generally suitable for finished pieces in a range of media. For very rough sketches, really any kind of paper can suffice, even office printer paper, which tends to have a weight of around 80 gsm. However, it doesn't offer the most satisfying feel and isn't the most practical to carry around and keep your sketches.

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