Thursday, 7 April 2011

New Canson Bristol paper review

I finally found some new drawing paper. It's not often they get new types of papers at the art supply store I mainly use. I was thrilled to see it, as it is a very smooth drawing paper type - my favourite to work with.

I've just tested it before I left for my parent's, on a charcoal drawing. It's great, works excellent with charcoal. You need to apply quite a few layers to get it all black but it's great to work with and to blend on. You can see the kitten in process. I will have the finished version when I get back home next week.

I definitely give it 5 out of 5 stars when it comes to using it with charcoal.
I look forward testing it with graphite as well, I imagine it's not quite as good being this smooth on the surface but we'll see.
The paper is thick, 180g/m2 and all white, no yellowish touch.


nihrida said...

It looks great. I know how important paper quality is. =)

Zindy S. D. Nielsen said...

It sure is and sadly we don't have many choices here but finally something new to try out :D

Jonna said...

I use canson bristol paper too and I think it's great with both charcoal and graphite :D
The picture looks amazing as always :D

Christine said...

I heard about that paper and wondered how good it is. I'll be looking forward to your testing and results with graphite. Is this paper acid free?

Zindy S. D. Nielsen said...

Thanks Jonna, it's good to hear it work well with both :)

I think so yes, I think most of the expensive drawing paper is. It doesn't state it on the pad though so it might be a good idea to check it somewhere online.

ArtistsinProgress said...

I also recommend buying large pieces of heavy weight paper (from an art warehouse maybe) and cutting it to various sizes for various works. Cuts out those extra expensive arty shops.

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