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10 October 2005, 05:28 PM
Hey all

does anyone have an idea of what is a good alternative to newsprint for working in charcoal or pastels? I cant find a "pad" of newsprint here and my drawings are getting all messed up on a flimsey bit of newsprint. :(

anyone got any ideas?


10 October 2005, 05:36 PM
Try Strathmore Drawing paper, or Charcoal Drawing paper. These should hold up better then newsprint.

10 October 2005, 06:20 PM
Pastels don't work well on a smooth paper like newsprint. For a better result you might like to try a more textured and heavier paper like Ingrespaper.

10 October 2005, 06:41 PM
You can use Strathmore vellum bristol paper or pastel paper (i forgot what is was called but it is made by Strathmore . Those are rougher.

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