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Bellarina

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on: September 09, 2014, 02:27:50 AM
Found this online today.  What's your thoughts and what paper do you use?
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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 04:32:50 AM
 :confused: 13 minutes to say Arches hot pressed paper?
The least expensive media just made more expensive.

Kinda funny in a way. When I buy sheets like that they are the most man handled compared to a pad.
All the fingerprints I find are not my own. I wish the manufacturers would seal the paper.

Thanks for sharing the video!
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Lisa gale

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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 02:54:39 PM
Thanks for sharing this.  I am just starting the pencil drawing classes and I didn't even think about what would happen if I was touching all over the paper
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Bellarina

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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 07:51:59 PM
Yep, this was why I posted it, not necessarily the expense of the paper but because most people don't think about handling and also longevity. 100% rag. The only way to go. Sure, regular sketching paper is fine for practice but if your wanting the most archival then this is the way to go. Just saying.
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Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 10:09:31 AM
Actually there is a manufactuer who makes paper out of bamboo and it meets archival standards.
It also costs a lot more than plain old acid free paper. I have to wonder how much of it is hype.  Who will be around in 100 years to hold them accountable?
I haven't found my work to be that precious.
I know from classes here that one can achieve a high quality drawing without Arches.
To get anymore realistic is to just start counting pores on a portrait.
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Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 09:04:03 AM
Right now I use whatever paper graphite pencils will grab hold of, sketching paper quality.  I only watch which pads to use to make sure it's for the right medium, like for graphite, watercolor pencils or pastels.  I put all of my drawing into plastic sheets and keep in binder.  Who will be looking at my art 20 years from now?


A friend gave me 3 boxes of 6x8 cardboard, about 180 pieces white on one side and brown on the other.  I'm thinking of drawing on those , too, mostly practice stuff, then put in recycling bin.
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Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 09:36:57 AM
Interesting video. I knew that your finger prints on paper could cause a problem. And I have made that mistake. I do agree with him about the Strathmore paper. I use Stonehenge, which is 100 % cotton. I like it. Natalie I know what you mean about other finger prints on paper that you buy. When I go to hobby Lobby to buy individual sheets. I try to get mine in the middle of the stack. Then you take it up to the counter. And the casher puts her hands on it.  :2funny: Give me a break please. But they don't know any difference. So you have to train them. DON'T TOUCH IT!!!  :2funny:

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Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 01:40:28 PM
that is why I am so careful to put a paper under my hand while drawing.


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Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 02:15:44 PM
I tried to bypass the issue and order online. I still get problems.

If I ever come across it in pads, I'll stock up!
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Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 08:05:23 PM

Bellarina, Thanks for posting! Amazing what a finger print can do to your paper!

This was timely I was just thinking about paper today. I am just using cheap copy paper right now.
I do have Strathmore 300 series velum and medium surface but have not put a mark on them yet guess I am waiting to  :smart: from the Lets Draw Course......
There is so much to paper it has me bamboozled  :-\
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Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 12:59:54 PM
I've used Canson,  Strathmore,  and Masters touch.  Masters touch is my favorite,  VERY smooth paper and great quality too.
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