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When the longevity of cotton fibers is not required, both intermediate and professional artists recommend the Strathmore 400 Series Bristol.
Regular (Vellum) surface works well with pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Smooth surface is ideal for detailed ink work, and is also suited for pencil and marker. Both surfaces are excellent for airbrush.
Acid-free. 22" × 30".
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
To view a PDF of the Strathmore Dry Media Paper Guide, please click here.
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The Only Illustration Board I Use
from Midland, MI
Comments about Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Board:
This is my go to illustration board for any pencil drawing other than quick sketches. It has enough texture to hold the graphite without being too rough to interfere with detail work. I like it so well that since I've started using it I hesitate to try anything else.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this. Buying again.
from Columbus, Ga
Absolutely love it. It's affordable but high quality, so I'm comfortable using it for commissioned work.
My favorite paper for drawing and mixed media projects.
By Illustrator Josh
from Shawnee, OK
I create mixed media illustrations for children's literature.
Exactly what it says it is
This Bristol is good for general purpose artworks that require a smooth surface. Very little tooth. Pencil and ink work very well, charcoal less so, however I've made charcoal work on this surface several times before.
A Fine Product
from Carrizozo NM
As a freelance cartoonist and illustrator, I've been using the Strathmore 400 series 2-ply smooth surface Bristol Board for more than 30 years. It is ideal for the purposes to which I put it, both for retaining a sure and solid ink line, and for holding bright colors.
By Lord Starscream
Great paper. Thick, firm, smooth, and makes awesome wavy sounds when you wave it. Works great with graphite and ink. Terrific for big projects and nice artwork despite being "student" quality paper. I highly recommend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Taking my art to the next level
from Charlotte, NC
Finally taking my drawing and watercolor to a more professional ground. Love the Strathmore Bristol board for its smooth surface, and the way it takes my watercolor without drinking or pulling. Gorgeous product and I will buy again
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Swarm V or Tinnitus Sucks
Tags: Pen, Colored Pencil, Using Product, Picture of Product, Made with Product, Cicada, Bristol Board, Ear
from Madison, GA
I bought this to use for illustrating a book. I'm very happy with the quality and the quick service.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Quick delivery, carefully packaged, great quality
By Joan C
from Dallas, TX
Strathmore Bristol 400 series paper. I use this paper for high quality colored pencil drawings. My order arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I can get the same paper at a brick and mortar store in my area, but their salespeople act like you're interrupting their day when you're ready to check out, so I vowed to find another source for this paper. I will order from Blick again.
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Detail of one of my colored pencil pieces
Tags: Made with Product, Strathmore Bristol Paper
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Manhattan, ks
I was most impressed with the person I dealt with in the ordering process. She made the process more like a conversation and made me feel she knew well what she needed to do. I don't remember her name but she did her job well.
Selecting a paper is one of the most important decisions an artist will make that will influence the outcome of their work. Strathmore Artist Papers are known for their quality, consistency and performance and come in a vast array of styles in a range of good, better, best, and premium quality. There is a paper for every level of artist and for every artist's needs.
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