Our Sketchbook range was developed in collaboration with Singaporean artist and sketchbook aficionado Erwin Lian (learn more below). Each bundle includes 3x Perfect Sketchbooks and each book contains 44 pages. Choose either A4 or A5 sizes.
- Artist-grade 100% cotton acid-free paper
- Ideal for wet and mixed media
- 44 pages (22 sheets that can be painted on either side)
- 300g cold press paper
- Open flat for wide-angle landscape format
- Case bound and glue reinforced
- Vegan friendly PU cover
- Free international shipping.*
Use discount code 10OFFBUNDLES for 10% off when buying 2 or more bundles.
*International shipping is free for all countries, however, for all non-US orders, you may be asked to pay local tax and customs when your goods arrive in the destination country.
WHY 100% COTTON?
Cotton paper is simply the best surface for watercolour and is also great for mixed media. 100% cotton paper is capable of taking multiple heavy washes, stands up well to damaging techniques like dry brushing, and it helps keep the pigment looking vibrant over the passage of time. The surface provides the perfect level of brush resistance while allowing the pigment to flow beautifully across the page. Those that "upgrade" to 100% cotton paper often credit it as having had a greater impact on their art than the quality of paint that they use.
Our Sketchbook range was developed in collaboration with Singaporean artist Erwin Lian. As a professional artist and teacher, Erwin understood the benefits of using 100% cotton paper with wet-media, but was frustrated with the lack of sketchbook options on the market. Erwin took to crowdfunding, to make his “Perfect Sketchbook” a reality.
Erwin’s book used heavy weight 100% cotton acid-free paper that featured stunning hand-torn deckled edge paper and was finished with lay-flat binding for ease of use. The response was overwhelming. Today, Erwin works in collaboration with Etchr - Erwin focuses on design and innovation, and the Etchr team makes these Sketchbooks available to artists worldwide.
What are the paper specifications?
This sketchbook uses 300gsm (140lbs) acid-free, artist-grade, 100% cotton cold press paper. The paper tone is traditional white.
What is cold press paper?
Cold press paper has a slightly textured finished, or more "tooth". It is often a go to for watercolour artists as the textured finish can provide a little more water control. It is also great for those looking to accentuate the effect of pigment granulation.
Why is acid-free and cotton paper important?
The best paper is acid-free and has a high amount of cotton. Using acid-free paper helps to prevent the "yellowing" that can happen in paper over the years, meaning your art will stand the test of time. The more cotton a paper has, the better it holds water, the more durable it is, and the more vibrant the pigment remains.
Can you paint on both sides of the paper?
Yes you can. Each book has 44 page (or 22 sheets) and each page can be painted on thanks to the quality of the paper.
What is the size and weight of this sketchbook?
A4 sketchbook: 21 x 29.7cm (8.3 × 11.7in) 730g (1.6lbs)
A5 sketchbook: 14.8 x 21cm (5.8 x 8.3in) 430g (0.95lbs)