This Hardbound art book contains the same high-quality paper used in Strathmore fine art pads. The lightly-textured matte cover is an attractive dark brown and the durable Smyth-sewn binding allows pages to lay flat so you can draw across the page comfortably. The bright white medium-surface drawing paper is excellent for use with graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, pen and ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media and oil pastel. Paper contains 30% post-consumer fiber. 80 lb. Acid-free.