This sketch is the first in a new (home-made as always) sketchbook. In my next batch of sketchbooks (I am in the process of making four), I am using a Rembrandt watercolour block – 300 gsm cold pressed. Each sketch book is a little smaller than A5 (which is the size of 99% of my sketchbooks) because of the imperial size. I rarely use cold pressed paper as well because I prefer to sketch on a smooth surface first. So this paper is going to take some getting used to – I like the way it takes up the colour though…anyway change is good!