Asked by: Venita Kalthoff
hobbies and interests drawing and sketching

Is Strathmore 400 series paper drawn?

Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

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400 Series Drawing. One of the most versatile sheets Strathmore offers, this cream colored drawing paper is ideal for sketching and most finished work. Pad Features: Wire Bound sheets are micro-perfortated and are Actual Size when removed at the micro-perforation.

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Also to know is, is Strathmore Paper good?

The Strathmore 500 Series paper is the most excellent paper I have tried to date, the 500 Series is the Rolls Royce of paper in my opinion, at least among all the papers I have tried. All Papers are archival, acid free and manufactured with cotton fiber for enhanced surface durability and exceptional results.

Subsequently, question is, which paper should be used for sketching? Paper Surface and Texture For sketches with a classic parallel-line texture running through them, try a traditional Laid paper, such as Canson Ingres or Hahnemühle Ingres.

Secondly, what's the best paper to draw portraits on?

Reviews of the Best Drawing Papers With Examples

Paper Reviews Archival Rating
Stonehenge Drawing Paper Yes Excellent
Strathmore Pastel Paper No Excellent
Strathmore 400 Drawing Paper No Good
Canson Drawing Medium Surface No Good

Is sketch paper the same as tracing paper?

Tracing Paper. Though often referred to as the same, transfer papers and tracing papers are not one and the same. Tracing papers are described as light weight, translucent paper or vellum, often not exceeding a 25lb weight. Often tracing papers will be used as the sketching paper.

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Ania Hugele

Professional

What is Bristol vellum?

Bristol Smooth has a flat, smooth surface and is great for pen & ink, mechanical pencil, airbrush, and marker. Bristol Vellum has a medium surface with peaks and valleys, making it great for graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, and crayons.

Giada Nicolaus

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What is Bristol paper best for?

(270gsm), and is perfect for finished art. Look for it in smooth and vellum surfaces. Smooth is rated very good for mechanical drawing, marker, airbrush along with pen & ink. Vellum is rated very good for graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, mixed media, airbrush and oil pastel.

Yuliya Bospflug

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What is Bristol paper made of?

Bristol board is an uncoated, machine-finished paper board. It is said to be named after the city where it was originally produced, in England. Bristol board comes in two key finishes: vellum or smooth (or sometimes "plate").

Ibrahime Zurmohle

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What is Vellum made of?

Paper vellum
Modern imitation vellum is made from plasticized rag cotton or fibers from interior tree bark. Terms include: paper vellum, Japanese vellum, and vegetable vellum. Paper vellum is usually translucent and its various sizes are often used in applications where tracing is required, such as architectural plans.

Cleber Ossenkopp

Explainer

Is Bristol paper good for colored pencils?

Bristol Paper
Strathmore makes a variety of Bristol papers, all of which work well for colored pencil. Keep in mind, Bristol paper typically comes in two surface types: smooth and vellum.

Ylenia Minda

Explainer

What is Strathmore paper?

Strathmore's 400 Series Mixed Media is a heavyweight, 140 lb paper that combines the attributes of a watercolor paper with a vellum drawing finish. Ideal for wet and dry media, these cards accept watercolors, gouache, acrylics, graphite, pen-and-ink, colored pencils, markers, and collage. Great for light-colored media.

Edward Azhiganoff

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Who makes Strathmore paper?

Strathmore is purchased by Hammermill Paper Company.

Feliciana Gumpert

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What is the best watercolor paper?

Best Watercolor Paper Review:
  • Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 9″X12″
  • Watercolor Block, Cold Press 9″X12″
  • Strathmore 361-9 300 Series Watercolor, 9″x12″
  • U.S. Art Supply 9″ x 12″ Premium Heavy-Weight Watercolor Painting Paper Pad.
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman 200-Pound Water Colour Cold Press Gummed Paper Pad.

Soraia Zhgutov

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What is the smoothest drawing paper?

Strathmore Smooth Papers
Strathmore 500 Series Plate Drawing or Plate Bristol papers are our very smoothest. The smoother the paper, the more difficult it can be to produce an even shade.

Ismahan Schirmack

Pundit

Can you draw on cardstock?

If pencils or chalks are used, they should be sealed as they tend to smudge. This type of cardstock is often used for greeting cards and scrapbooking. Glossy: Glossy cardstock has a very shiny surface. Colored pencils and markers work fine on this cardstock, however, pigment ink must be embossed.

Leda Fit

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Which paper is best for pencil shading?

2. Best Paper for Colored Pencil Drawings
  • Stonehenge paper is great for colored pencil.
  • Illustration board is a good option for colored pencil.
  • Suede board is my all time favorite.
  • Artagain paper by Strathmore is another good paper for colored pencil and pen and ink.
  • Mat board is also a great drawing surface.

Clodomira Belindro

Teacher

What kind of paper do you use for colored pencils?

Colored pencil works well on printmaking paper also - which is nice and sturdy! A good all-round paper for colored pencil drawings is Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper. I also like hot-press (smooth) Arches Watercolor Paper if I want to use white paper, and Strathmore ArtAgain Paper if I want to use toned paper.

Kaddy Lezcano

Teacher

What's the difference between drawing and sketching?

While sketching is a freehand drawing that focuses on capturing the essence rather than going into details, drawing is a slow and more careful expression that makes use of tools and uses colors too. Sketching is done using pencils and charcoal only. Drawing is done using pencils, crayons, pastel, markers, etc.

Vanya Kaltschmidt

Teacher

Can you sketch on watercolor paper?

The texture or "tooth" of the paper can snag pen tips. Use a thick, sturdy pen tip for best results, or use pencil as a base drawing for watercolor. The texture of watercolor paper may show up if you scan your work digitally, so be sure that your design will support that.

Chaib Alfaraz

Teacher

What kind of paper is best for ink?

Read on for the top 5 best types of paper we recommend using for ink drawing.
  1. Bristol Board. Description: Bristol board provides a stiff surface (heavier than drawing paper).
  2. Mixed Media Paper.
  3. Watercolor Paper.
  4. Illustration Board.
  5. Drawing Sketchbook.

Aparicio Lobenhofer

Reviewer

Can I use graphite on watercolor paper?

Some watercolor papers have too much size and are slippery, making them less than ideal for grabbing the graphite of your pencils. Yet, a minimally sized watercolor paper will have an excellent tooth and smooth surface, without the slipperiness of Bristol Plate.

Lianna Barker

Reviewer

What is art paper called?

Paper described as drawing or sketch paper is usually white and comes in a variety of surface finishes, from smooth to rough. Surface texture is also called tooth, referring to how the surface holds particles of graphite, charcoal or pastel.

Jainaba Prochownik

Supporter

Can you draw printer paper?

Printer paper is a lesser grade than sketching paper, it's lightweight, not meant for final drawings, but for studies and exercises or toss-aways. For those purposes it's fine. It's excellent inexpensive paper for kids work, for practice, exercises and such, but if you want to use it for good drawings, it's a bad use.

Gian Onano

Supporter

What is Canson paper?

Canson is a French manufacturer of fine art paper and related products.