from Fletcher Hills, California
This is a high quality sketch book. It takes multiple washes, ink, chalk, and pencil well and without bleeding through. The paper surface has a distinctive texture. Washes do take a while to dry and the paper does warp a bit with large area washes but not a huge amount. Paper handles small washes along the ink line very well. But it just isn't as much fun to write on as smoother paper - for me anyway. It soaks up the ink and makes my pen feel like it is dragging, and very dry. I'll use this one for pencil and ink with a brush, but not fountain pens. I wouldn't recommend this for a journal if you are using a fountain pen exclusively.