I'd been wanting to find a leather sketchbook that was refillable for a long time. This one really filled that purpose. The leather is so soft and it feels good in my hand when I draw. The paper is of good quality for dry media. I've used pencil and colored pencil in it so far with great success. I believe it will work well with pen and ink to. I tried using wet media in it but that didn't work so well because the paper curled up. Both sides of the paper can be used as it's not see through. I like it so much I ordered a couple of refill pads. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to draw. Great product.