Ébauche simply means "sketch", which is an understatement, considering the size and price that makes this pad such an incredible value. Super thick at 130 pages, it is a great choice for students and beginners, or artists who go through paper quickly. It has a nice texture for drawing, sketching, and pen and ink. Features unusual yet popular square sizes. Machine-made, warm white, acid-free lightweight paper, slightly toothy on one side. Top spiral bound.