Canson Artist Series: Universal Sketch 65lb/96gsm Pad
While Canson offers high-quality sketch books in multiple series, the Universal Sketch pad provides a number of great features. The pads are available in four sizes from 5.5x8.5 up to 14x17, and each pad has 100 sheets, giving artists plenty of pages to work with. Plus, at 65 pounds, the sheets are a smooth mid-weight paper that holds up well to most dry mediums such as pencils or charcoal. The cardboard back also allows artists to sketch on the go. On the downside the paper front-cover may allow the corners of some pages to be frayed or creased, but the price makes this an ideal practice pad for doodles and trial sketches.