Canson XL Series Mix Media Pad, 5.5"X8.5" Side Wire
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- Made of heavyweight, fine texture paper
- Heavy sizing for wet and dry media
- Erases well and blends easily
- Great for use with pencil, colored pencil, pastel, and marker
- 5.5"X8.5" pads contain 60 sheets of 98lb / 160g acid free paper
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Canson XL Mix Media Pads were developed as the answer to the demand for a heavyweight, fine texture paper with heavy sizing for wet and dry media. This paper can be used for: Sketching, Drawing, Light washes of ink and watercolor, collage, journaling, and more. It has quickly become the most popular paper in the CANSON paper family. Mix Media paper erases well and blends easily. The wire bound pads have micro perforated, true size sheets. These pads were developed in consultation with art professors and combine performance with value for the art student. These 5.5"X8.5" pads contain 60 sheets of 98lb / 160g acid free paper.
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It doesn't absorb the water immediately, which is great, since I really love that drippy, splattery look.
The water does make the paper bend and curl, but I've found using a steam iron with the paper in between a bed sheet makes most of the wrinkles, at least the prominent ones, disappear.
Will definitely keep buying!
The weight of the paper is enough that it'll probably take the watercolor well, as long as I don't get too wash-y, and certainly enough for pens, with just enough texture to make it feel good without being distracting.
The spiral binding makes it easy to keep open to the page I'm working on, and the pages could easily pull out where they are perforated, but also stay in nicely.
I'm so glad I picked this journal/pad.
Tough spiral binding, little danger of pages falling out even though pages are pre-scored to allow easy removal of pages these will hold fast if you intend to keep the pages in the book. The front and back cover are made of sturdy card and can be modified with other media to personalize the book. Good size to work on both multiple small sketches and more complete works. Decent amount of pages: 60 sheets gives you plenty of drawing space.
The XL brand is known to be an excellent sketchbook brand. I also think it's the best, and I ADORE my new sketchbook.
I've been known as that one person who always has a sketchbook around with me. Since I constantly draw and I post it on my DeviantArt. One of the main consequences of having such a large sketchbook is trying to travel with it. Which was surely expected.
The other downside is that the metal spiral thingamajig has to be constantly adjusted so the paper won't fall off. Which is the same problem I had with my last XL sketchbook.
Positive Parts ^.^:
Firstly, and the thing I most adore this sketchbook for is it's paper. The paper is just right for me. Not to thick, nor to thin. The paper is in the goldilocks zone for me.
I also think that the XL brand made an excellent choice for having little amount of paper in this. 30 pages is certainly enough (don't be greedy), since I do detailed inked drawings of whatever I might've chosen to draw.
Another positive thing about the sketchbook is when you use drawing materials that bleed won't bleed to excessively. I use Copics which bleed. Thankfully they don't bleed as bad as I expected.
With a downfall of the size, also brings something extremely positive. SPACE. When I draw on a normal sized sketchbook, I usually have to hunch over and squint my eyes. With this sketchbook I can make the drawings whatever size I wish, normally they're pretty big. Now I don't have to squint my eyes, I can simply think big.
Overall this is an excellent sketchbook. Stop looking at this review, and buy it. It'll be worth you're time.