Recycled Sketch Cover Update

New look, same great paper!

Our 400 Series Recycled Sketch pad got a makeover and now features a portrait sketch drawn by Jordan Rhodes. The paper inside is still the same heavyweight, recycled sketch paper that is perfect for drawing, experimenting and practicing techniques with dry media.⁠⁠

This is a rolling change, so you may see both covers while we work through inventory of the previous cover.⁠⁠

Here's what Jordan had to say about his cover art:

"This drawing was based on a reference photo of my lovely wife, Wilenny. I thought it was a cool photo and I liked her style and attitude on it. She is a big inspiration for me and was the reason I started posting my art online in the first place, which eventually led to this opportunity to work on the 400 Series Recycled Sketch cover for Strathmore. As for the incorporation of the thistle logo, I admittedly didn’t take the most creative approach as I just replaced the original graphic on the shirt in the reference picture with the thistle logo, but it got the job done. I hope you enjoy the new cover and working on the Strathmore recycled series 400 sketch pads!"⁠⁠

Jordan Rhodes

Side note:

Strathmore’s iconic thistle symbol is incorporated into every 400 Series pad cover in some way, shape or form. It may resemble our circular thistle logo or it may be a literal interpretation of the thistle plant. Either way, you can be sure to find it represented some way!⁠⁠

See more of Jordan's work on Instagram:

400 Series Recycled Sketch

Weight: 60 lb. (25" x 38" x 500 sheets) 89 g/m2
Surface: Fine Tooth
Media Applications: Graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, soft pastel, oil pastel

Our most popular sketch pad. This heavyweight sketch paper is ideal for experimentation, perfecting techniques and preliminary drawing with any dry media. Contains 30% post-consumer fiber.

Item# Size Description Sheets/Pad
457-3 3.5" x 5" Wire Bound (3") 50
457-4 3" x 9" Wire Bound (3.5") 100
457-5 5.5" x 8.5" Wire Bound (8.5") 100
457-9 9" x 12" Wire Bound (12") 100
457-11 11" x 14" Wire Bound (14") 100
457-12 5" x 12" Wire Bound (12") 50
457-14 14" x 17" Wire Bound (17") 100
457-18 18" x 24" Wire Bound (18") 30



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