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Available in two surfaces, Blick Studio Bristol is great for use with a wide variety of media.
Choose the vellum surface for use with colored pencils, oil pastels, or charcoal, and the smooth surface for markers and pen-and-ink.
The tapebound pads contain 15 acid-free, 100 lb (270 gsm) sheets.
Made in the USA.
® Blick and Blick Studio are registered trademarks.
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By New kid
Comments about Blick Studio Bristol Pads:
Lovely texture for silk screening.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Block Bristol pads
I used this paper for my 3D design class. It's flexible enough & sturdy enough for paper sculpture.
Provides additional options for my drawings!
By Oside retired
from Oceanside, CA
Love that I have more types of paper to choose from when drawing. Great value for the price.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good, economical bristol, not too good for ink
By Brenda L.
from Manchester, CT
I bought a 14X17 Smooth pad of this to replace a pad of Strathmore 400 Series Smooth bristol. The paper itself felt a little thicker, so I thought it would take ink as well as the Strathmore. I use Holbein drawing ink with a brush and a dip pen, and I found that it takes the brushwork beautifully. Unfortunately, there was some minor bleeding with the dip pen that I didn't see with the 400 or even the 300 series Strathmore bristol. It also has a very slight texture to the paper, despite it being smooth and not velum.I haven't tried other mediums, such as marker, which previous reviews say this bristol handles well. From the few sheets I used, it seems like a good, economical bristol for a wide variety of projects. However, it is not suitable for dip pen work.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Blick Bristol pads
from san jose
for figure drawing, this is a must for me.. and the higher-priced Bristol, not that much different...
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Smooth as silk
By Mark's Markers
from Palm Desert, CA
Great to use with markers and pens
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good products at a good price
from Tucson, AZ
The Prismacolor line of markers is tough to beat with their quality and overall performance as well as how many colors they have in their lineup. The Dick Blick line gives them a good run for their money. From what I ordered they do run just as smooth and perform probably as well. The only thing I would change would be the color range the Dick Blick line has. Way too many grays for the ratio of overall markers they have. They could benefit from more reds, a yellow orange, aquamarine, blue violet and the like. Overall though not too bad.
By Thwarted Dip Pen Student
from Seattle WA
I bought a pad of the smooth finish for an economical material to practice crowquill techniques on, but to my dismay the paper bleeds pretty badly when I use dip pens. The lines blur and feathe. This occurs regardless of the ink I use. However the paper seems to perform well enough for ordinary pens and markers, and can handle washes of diluted ink from a brush with minimal buckling. It's okay paper as long as you accept its limitations.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing this with us. I have not been able to replicate this issue on the pads that I have here, but I have passed your comments on to our Product Manager for further review. If you are wanting to return or exchange your pads, please give our Customer Care team a call at 1.800.723.2787, we're happy to help!
from Charleston SC
Currently doing surreal drawings with graphite and have received excellent performance from this product. The darks, medium and light textures are very uniform.
Can use for most mediums. I use this as a sketch pad for my Kindergarden students.
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