One of my favorite sketchbooks is the Strathmore Sketchbook. I like it because it is hardbound book, no spiral.
The paper is nice enough to draw on. Graphite pencils, color pencils and ink pens seem to work great. Markers tend to bleed through to the next page. Not to the point of marking the next page, but enough that you can see it clearly on the back.
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Gunilla Wachtel ~ Conveying the Beautiful Essence of Animals in Art
Artist. Animal lover. Swedish-American.