Eh...I was a bit disappointed that I had purchased the off-white toothy cold-press paper version of the Moleskin sketchbook. I bought it over a month ago far away and didn't open it until yesterday, so no way to return it. The ballpoint works OK with the surface, but it isn't ideal. Scanning in the tonality of the paper picks up- I may need to swap to a different marker underlay color and value- something warmer probably. In any case, this sketch breaks in the book.