Looking for the best drawing paper for sketching, whether for practice or for final projects, is a confusing endeavor. There are so many to choose from so I listed some of my favorite sketch pads below along with links to purchase them online from Dick Blick Art Materials. I have been shopping at Blick for some time now. They have a great selection of quality drawing and sketching supplies, fast shipping, great prices and great customer service.
The first thing you need to ask yourself is what will the paper be used for?
If you are simply sketching for practice purposes, than save yourself a ton of money by buying a stack of cheap printer paper. You can purchase these online at amazon. If you have a prime membership, you can have the paper in a few days.
Perhaps you don’t want cheap throw away sketching paper. Perhaps you want to preserve your practice sketches to see how you are improving over time, for sentimental reasons, or maybe your sketches are the final work of art. If that is the case, here is some of the best drawing paper for sketching: