Collection: Sketchbooks

Use a sketchbook for a quick scribble, a beautiful work of art or for keeping a creative diary. Discover our collection of high-quality sketchbooks from brands such as Hahnemühle, Etchr and Talens, suitable for media such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic, pencils and pastels. Available in A4, A5 and A6 but also in different sizes, cold pressed and hot pressed.

Sketchbooks

Use a sketchbook for a quick scribble, a beautiful work of art or for keeping a creative diary. Discover our collection of high-quality sketchbooks from brands such as Hahnemühle, Etchr and Talens, suitable for media such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic, pencils and pastels. Available in A4, A5 and A6 but also in different sizes, cold pressed and hot pressed.

Want to buy a sketchbook?

On this page you will find high quality sketchbooks and drawing pads from the brands Pith, Etchr, Hahnemühle, Talens, Karst and Common Modern. Below I have listed a number of important features to help you buy a new sketchbook.

Etchr schetsboek met aquarel illustratie

Watercolor sketchbook

If you are specifically looking for watercolor sketchbooks, it is important to check whether the paper meets the requirements for wet media. It is important that the paper is thick enough not to let water through. You can also opt for a watercolor sketchbook with paper made of cotton. Cotton ensures that the paper stays in good condition for longer and also yellows a lot less quickly. A high cotton value also means that the water is retained better and the pigment remains much more vibrant.

Hahnemuhle mixed media schetsboek

Mixed media sketchbook

Mixed media sketchbooks are designed to deal with different mediums. They are perfect for artists who like to experiment with watercolors, gouache, markers and pens. The paper of mixed media sketchbooks is often a bit thinner and smoother than watercolor sketchbooks so they are better suited for using pens and pencils. The smooth paper ensures that you have less resistance, making your drawing look smoother.

Hahnemühle Cappuccino schetsboek

Toned sketchbook

Tinted sketchbooks have pages that are lightly colored, which can help bring out certain elements in your drawings and add depth and atmosphere to your sketches. For example, if you want to draw a summer day, you can try Hahnemühle's Cappuccino book . The pages have a light brown tint that gives your drawings a warm undertone. The Cappuccino book is less suitable for watercolor because of the 120 gram paper.

Another option that does work well for watercolor is Hahnemühle's Gray Toned Watercolor Book . The paper of this sketchbook is gray and that produces spectacular illustrations by drawing or painting in combination with white, for example.

Talens dummy schetsboek met penselen en stickers

What is a dummy sketchbook?

If you're just starting out, a dummy sketchbook is a good option to practice your skills. You can experiment with different techniques and styles without worrying about wasting good paper. Many artists use Talens sketchbooks as dummy sketchbooks because these booklets are inexpensive yet of sufficient quality.

What is the difference between hot pressed and cold pressed?

If you want to paint watercolors, you have the choice between a hot-press or cold-press sketchbook, but what's the difference?

Close up voorbeeld van cold pressed (koudgeperst) papier

Cold pressed sketchbooks

Cold-pressed paper is characterized by its slightly structured surface and could also be referred to as "rough" paper. This type of paper is perfect for artists who want to give their paintings a rough, organic look. Because cold-pressed paper absorbs water more easily, it is advisable for beginners to choose this paper.

View all cold pressed sketchbooks

Close up voorbeeld van hot pressed (heetgeperst) papier

Hot pressed sketchbooks

Hot pressed paper has a smooth surface and is perfect for artists who want to create very precise and detailed work. The paper's smooth surface creates fine lines and delicate shadows, making it ideal for portraits, illustrations and architectural renderings.

View all hot pressed sketchbooks

What are the advantages of 100% cotton paper?

First, the surface of cotton paper is smoother than that of other types of paper, making it easier for your pencil or pen to glide across the paper. And if you like to use watercolor or gouache, cotton paper is highly absorbent, meaning your colors will stay bright and vibrant without bleeding to the other side of the page.

The durability and longevity of cotton paper also make it a good choice if you want your artwork to last. Unlike other types of paper, cotton paper is less likely to deteriorate over time and will not yellow or become brittle as it ages, keeping your work looking as fresh as the day you made it.

Drawing pads

In addition to sketchbooks, there are also drawing pads. A drawing pad has the advantage over a sketchbook that you can easily remove the pages to frame them, for example.

Is a sketchbook the same as a blank notebook?

Although you can also use a notebook for sketching, there are a number of differences. The main difference is the paper quality. Sketchbooks usually have thicker paper and higher quality paper for different media such as charcoal, watercolor or gouache. Blank notebooks have a more standard paper quality for everyday writing and note-taking. Sketchbooks often have a binding that allows you to lay pages flat. Sketchbooks also often have a sturdy cover to protect the pages from damage.

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