Sketchbooks and Sketch Pads Different features in our range of books for sketching. Sketchbooks are ideal for artists of all levels. Create beautiful artworks with sketch pads from our range and enjoy the satisfaction of completing drawings and looking back on your progress. Consider the following options: Size: Choose A4 and A5 books, for example, as well as square books. Many will fit into a bag. Use larger drawing pads in conjunction with an easel for more support. Binding: Common binding types are wire-bound and perfect-bound. Wire-bound models feature a spiral to hold the pages together, which makes them easy to turn. Perfect-bound, or sewn-bound books, use stitching as binding. You may also find glue-bound books. Paperback and hardback options: While hardbacks provide support when you're drawing, paperback books can be thinner and more compact. Orientation: You'll find both landscape and portrait in our range. Page perforation: Some books have perforated pages that are easy to tear off. Various options for types of paper. Select books with different types of paper. You'll find the following options in our range: Paper weight: This determines the paper thickness and you can choose light paper at around 100gsm, which is ideal for dry media, while 200gsm is better for watercolours and markers. Paper types: Sketchbooks can be made of standard paper, cartridge paper, watercolour paper, and a few other varieties. Paper colours: Choose white, off-white, cream, light yellow, and even black paper, among others. With many different designs and options, select your ideal sketchbook and order here.