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Newsprint is a school favorite for drawing with pencil, charcoal, pastels, crayons, and markers. Blick All-Purpose Newsprint has a 30 lb (49 gsm) standard weight and a smooth surface.
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Great Stuff for Watts Atelier and Proko
from Bedford, NH
Comments about Blick All-Purpose Newsprint:
I use the 16 x 24 paper for drawing the the Conte 1710B. Great stuff, it is so smooth, even smoother than some of the Pro Art pads I bought. Great stuff, worth the buy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would and will be buying again...
from Highlands Ranch, CO
This newsprint does its job perfectly, It's used for students to sketch out ideas and/or do rough drafts all at a great price.
By Mrs. B
I haven't purchased any other newsprint paper to compare this to, but I think this is a great option! The price is great and quality seems to be just as it should be! #sweepstakes
Precisely What I Ordered
By Artful Roger
from Providence, RI
My order arrived well before the projected delivery date, was packaged well and maintained its quality without any damage from shipping.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wrinkly and useless after shipping. Needs sealed plastic
from Santa Monica, CA
This HUGE volume of paper was completely compromised simply by humidity. BUT this is a very big issue when you are ordering a smooth newsprint to draw on. ANY small bump or deviation in the paper causes visual artifacts. The fact that the whole ream was completely wavy due to humidity is something that is so easily avoidable. If the ream were simply sealed in a bag, it would have likely been a 5 star review, but as is, I can't use a single sheet of this paper. HUGE disappointment.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I bought it for gesture drawing and mind mapping
I bought it for gesture drawing and mind mapping. It is disposable so I would'nt use it for finished artwork. I bought it with the sketching pad board and use the paper for live sketching. I will buy again but will go for the bigger size.
By Ms. Greene
from Phoenix, AZ
This paper is perfect for lots of different things. I have students use it help sketch out ideas or techniques with drawing tools plus it's great to use as paper to lay under artwork. This is an indispensable tool in my classroom.
By Leica Mike
from Seaford, NY
This paper is a disposable, smooth surface paper suitable for drawing things not to be saved using soft pencil or markers. It is not a quality fine art paper. That said, it is useful in some unusual ways. I will be making cartridges for 18th century reenactors to use at battles. The paper is easily cut and torn, a requirement for the measured, rolled paper tubes needed to keep gunpowder in. The paper must be easily torn and decay readily in nature. This stuff is perfect for that purpose. At the next engagement of the Huntington Militia, their cartridges will be made of this paper.
I use this newsprint for quick figure drawings and like it very much. Great price too! Would buy again.
Smooth and good value
I use this paper for gesture drawings, most recently with the Conte á Paris pencils recommended by Stan Prokopenko (who also recommends smooth, not rough, newsprint). Its smooth surface makes it easy to erase marks. It is not, of course, archival, so don't use this for any drawings you want to last. I like that it's loose rather than in a pad. I just grab a stack of however many I'll want for a drawing session.
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