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Sketchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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Sketchbox is a monthly subscription service for artists. They provide 5-6 art supplies plus a small print intended to inspire. Additionally, artists are encouraged to share their work with the Sketchbox community, and in some cases, have their work featured in a future box!

I love the design of this box, by the way! This is the artwork of one of their subscribers. Very cool!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Sketchbox

The Cost: $25 per month, with savings on longer length subscriptions. There is also a $35 per month “premium” option for higher-quality supplies.

COUPON: Save 10% off with code MYSUBADDICTION2016 (month-to-month, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions)

The Products: A selection of hand-picked art supplies, plus an art print to inspire

Ships to: US for $5, $10 for Canada and $15 International

Check out the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more art boxes and make sure to add SketchBox to your subscription list or wishlist!

This review is of the premium box.

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This is the info card that was included with this month’s package. This month is all about precision! It explains why they chose the items they sent.

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This is the print that was included for this month. I think it’s great that they include an example of what can be accomplished using only the supplies they have sent!

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Daler Rowney Pocket Sketchbook – Value $5.29 (on sale for $3.12)

This sketchbook is the perfect size for casual sketching, and the paper is acid-free and smooth.

Ironlak Permanent Marker, Black – Value $1.85

The tip of this marker is small but soft, and the ink is super fast drying to prevent smudges.

Copic Wide Sketch Marker, Sky Blue – Value $5.89

These markers are double-ended and refillable. They are also compatible with their airbrushing system. Nifty!

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Ironlak Fineliner Pens – Value $24.99

This is a great collection of colored pens. I really like the color variety. All the supplies included are wonderful for line drawing, but I think these pens would also be excellent for making comics!

Verdict: Sketchbox is great! The value of this month’s items comes to about $38, which surpasses the cost of the box by $3 (or roughly breaks even if you count the sale price of the notebook). I have found that this is fairly typical for fine arts boxes. Selecting the right fine arts box really depends on what you are looking for. With Sketchbox, you don’t get a specific project with instructions, but you do get a suggested “inspiration” for a type of drawing, plus a sampling of high quality instruments to try it out. There’s definitely a discovery element that comes with Sketchbox. If you are a big fan of drawing, it’s a really fun box to try out!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in SketchBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: sketchbox | 1 comment

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  1. I love art supply boxes and was eyeing this one! I love that they sent a whole set of the Ironlak pens! The Copic wide markers are actually not double ended but they are refillable! I don’t believe the wide ones can be used with the airbrush system though. Thanks for the review!

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