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Experience unique sketching and drawing possibilities with Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch paper. Perfect for both light and dark media, the paper is excellent for creating white highlights and dark shadows with graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching sticks, markers, china markers, colored pencils, pens, and white gel pens.
Ideal for experimenting, quick studies, sketching, life drawing, and journaling, Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch paper is made from 100% recycled, 30% post-consumer fiber. This 80 lb (118 gsm), acid-free paper also contains kraft and bark fiber inclusions for visual interest.
These journals contain multiple sheets of toned sketch paper. The sheets are micro-perforated for easy removal and actual size when removed at the perforation. The sheets in the 5½" × 8½" journal are not micro-perforated but are actual size when removed at the wire binding.
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An excellent product
By Richard He Rides
from Whidbey Island ,WA
Comments about Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch Wirebound Journals:
I attend a 3 hour uninstructed life-drawing class weekly. I use you paper with charcoal and white chalk. My work is exquisite. Charcoal is the dark tone the paper is the mid tone, the chalk is the light tone.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice bound option
My stand-by for toned paper is Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper in velvet grey. I'm teaching a head drawing class and wanted to teach the tequnique with toned paper and a dark and light value pastel pencil, but I didn't want my students to have to deal with all the loose paper. This toned pad was the answer. I wasn't sure that the value would be right for me since I prefer a sanguine pencil over charcoal, but it's about the same as the velvet grey. The texture is quite smooth. It was hard to tell since the cover drawing has lots of texture. Overall I'm highly satisfied with the product.
from Around the Bend, NY
I'm using this paper to build my portfolio after seeing so many people using it on Instagram. It great paper, smooth. You just have to get used to how some colors appear. Especially skin tones. Once you get that you should be able to great nice color pieces. I'm not sure how black and white would fair. I've never done one on that paper. I use this paper for my fan art since its mostly bright colors
Smoother than I wanted
from West Lafayette, IN
I love the color of this paper. I just wish it had a little more tooth to it. Still a good sketch book.
These are the BEST for life drawing.
By Life Drawer
Mid Value pads great for life drawing. Nothing better!
One of my favorites
from New York city
It's an amazing surface that holds alot of depth with pastels and charcoal...amazing fir highlighting. I'd recommend this pad to anyone. I've already ordered 3.
from Virginia Beach
I love toned paper for quick sketches, but, for some reason, all my local art stores charge more for Strathmore's grey paper. I couldn't find it for a decent price anywhere, except in large rolls. I was so glad to find not only did Dick Blick have a great price but in all sizes.
Still my favorite for drawing
By Art Cookie
from Frisco, TX
I use toned papers for pastels and enjoy being able to use white, charcoal, or graphite pencils on the paper. And this paper has been a great teaching tool for my art classes for drawing values and tones. The pad has a lot of sheets for any number of students and the paper is heavy enough to stand up to erasing and pastel application.
By Another Artist
I am loving using these toned sketchbooks, I bought both colors, they are so different to draw and color in, this was my first time trying these sketchbooks, I use colored pencils with these and the colors pop off the page, I love these and will buy again.
A great product, the toned paper already establishes the middle ground allowing you to enhance the contrast of light and dark values when using white and black charcoal.
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