Category: <span>Paper and Other Drawing Surfaces</span>

Category: Paper and Other Drawing Surfaces

Alternatives to Drawing Paper for Colored Pencil

Are there alternatives to drawing paper for use with colored pencil? The short answer is yes. There are times when choosing the best support for your next drawing involves choosing something other than drawing paper. Why You Might Want Alternatives to Drawing Paper First, lets take a look at a …

Which Paper is Best for Colored Pencils?

A short time ago, I wrote a post about the best colored pencil papers. Jana Botkin read that post and had a question. Will you expand on the paper in the basic list? I use Strathmore 400 series Bristol smooth for graphite, but prefer the vellum for cp. Which surface …

Things Not to Do When Using Watercolor Paper

If you’re been following this blog for any length of time, you know I frequently post tutorials. The subjects differ, but the focus of all those tutorials is showing you how to do something. This week, I want to share some things not to do when using watercolor paper! This …

Tips for Using Sanded Pastel Paper

Lets talk about sanded pastel paper today. You know, that paper that looks and feels like the sandpaper from the local hardware store. And lets begin with a reader question. I was interested in the brand of sanded paper you prefer to use. I’ve used Uart 800 before but I …

How to Choose the Right Color of Paper for Your Next Drawing

One of the first decisions every colored pencil artist has to make when starting a new project is also one of the most basic: What is the right color of paper for my next subject? Do I know how to choose the right color of paper for every subject? If …

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