I like to use my artist sketch board to tape down paper canvas to be used with wet mediums such as watercolor or gel pens. I personally only have this Blick 15″ x 16″ sketch board. And I use it all the time! For my little girls we just give them a small clipboard that you can get anywhere. But I like my big art sketch board over the clipboards.
Designed for students and artists who need a firm, sturdy surface for sketching and a means to carry their sketching paper with them. Two heavy clips on the large board (only one on the small) hold a sketch pad firmly in place, and, once a sketch is completed, the oversized rubber band holds the bottom in place while it is being transported.
The board is made of 1/8″ (3 mm) thick masonite and is very lightweight, with rounded corners for safety. A hand hole makes carrying easier.