These Hahnemuhle ‘Grey Book’ 120gsm Hardback Sketchbooks feature 80 pages of smooth, light grey drawing and sketching paper.
This grey paper gives a medium toned surface on which to work and can be used with a wide variety of drawing and sketching techniques. You can utilise the mid-tone of the paper so that you no longer have to render these values with your pencil, allowing you to both save time and create dramatic contrasts between light and dark. Use your darkest charcoal or graphite to create the deepest of shadows and use white or pale toned pencils to add brilliant highlights. The striking contrasts will really bring your artwork to life! The sketchbook pages are bound in several layers and finished with a dark grey anthracite coloured hardback cover. The pages sit solidly as they are thread stitched, allowing artists to flatten the book to work across a two page spread. The sketchbook also features a red ribbon bookmark stitched in the binding.
The smooth surface of this paper means it is compatible with lots of drawing materials including indian ink, fountain pens, acrylic markers and most other water-based pens that give little abrasion.
Each sketchbook includes 40 sheets / 80 pages of 120gsm light grey paper. Available in A4 and A5 sizes
Superb colour for landscape sketching Philip Chadwick (Cockermouth, United Kingdom) on 28 Jul 2019
This is a high quality sketch book which seems to handle thinners (used with oil based crayons) well. Book is well put together and not had any bleed using ink either thus far. Only complaint is that the grey is darker than i expected but not really a big issue. Craig (Chorley, United Kingdom) on 5 Jan 2021