I have Charles Reid’s two books based on paintings from his sketchbook and I aspire to one day have sketch books full of wonderful paintings. However right now I’m having trouble. The sketchbook itself is very nice. It’s a Moleskine sized 8.5×11 inches which is a perfect size for watercolor sketches. The paper however is causing me all sorts of problems. It’s not absorbent at all and I’m having trouble getting blends. I’m persevering though and I thought I’d try a Charles Reid copy to see if I could produce something better. I think this is definitely an improvement.