Did another sketch on my Stillman and Birns Alpha sketchbook. Stillman and Birns sketchbooks have a very bright white page and I love how the color comes out in these. If you do a lot of ink line sketches the Alpha series is just fine. I like the Beta Series for watercolor, it has the same great white page but is heavier than the Alpha series. The "Hazelnut Bowl" sketch was done on the BETA and the sketch of "Bottles and Jars" was done on the ALPHA.