Updated February 16, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Sketch Pads

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Inspiration can strike at any time, and whether you’re an established artist or a Monet in the making, you’ll want to capture your ideas on the fly with one of the sketch pads on this list. We’ve included both lightweight and heavy-duty selections that accommodate mixed media and will enable creatives of any age to refine their technique or draft the next Mona Lisa. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sketch pad on Amazon.

10. Artist's Choice

9. Bellofy Pro

8. Masterclass Premium

7. Strathmore Toned Tan

6. Gam Large Landscape

5. Canson Artist Series

4. Art Alternatives Very Big

3. Canson XL

2. Pentalic Traditional

1. Crescent Rendr


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 16, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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