Hey y’all! Today’s post is a review of this hardcover sketchbook from the company Enré! I am not being paid to do this and they didn’t even ask me to. But I was sent the sketchbook for free to do an Amazon review for it. So I thought I’d share it with y’all as well! This is the sketchbook I received:
It is an 8.5 x 11 hardcover sketchbook with 95 sheets on 70 lb paper. The color I received is called poppy! It’s a beautiful color. The linen cover is very sturdy and has a textured feel, which you can kind of see in the picture. This size is huge! I have no clue what I want to do with it yet! I wanted to give it to my son but the color may not be his style!
The sewn binding allows the pages to lay completely flat, which is nice when you’re working in it. The paper seems to be of good quality and it’s really smooth. I flipped to the last page to test out some mediums and here are the results:
What you see bleeding through is distress ink! I love my distress inks so I HAD to try them out! I figured they would bleed through though. After all, it is just a sketchbook! The dots you see there are watercolor. There’s shadowing but they do not bleed through. So I would say light watercolors are good to use in this also. I wrote my name with a Pentel Sign Pen just to check that out and there’s a small amount of bleed through and significant shadowing. I also tested pencil, colored pencil, and gelato, which you can see there’s no bleeding or shadowing.
Overall, for the purpose it’s intended for, a sketchbook, it’s a very well made book! I am not a sketch artist, so I will have to find something to use this for! But if you do a lot of sketching or light watercolor, definitely check them out on Amazon to order! They have 4 different cover colors: Poppy, Sand, Black, and Blue. And if it helps they are made in the USA!
Would you consider this for your next sketchbook?