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Strathmore's 500 Series Charcoal Paper is a 100% cotton fiber, acid-free paper that has a traditional laid pattern for precise shading with charcoal and pastels. Its raised texture is also suitable for pen, pencil, or art crayon. 64 lb (95 gsm) weight.
New micro-perforated sheets tear cleanly out of pad. Pads feature actual size sheets when paper is removed at the micro-perforation.
To view a PDF of the Strathmore Dry Media Paper Guide, please click here.
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My favorite drawing pad.
from Port Angeles, Washington
Comments about Strathmore 500 Series Charcoal Pads:
My favorite drawing pad,a most excellent product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Staple in my paper supply
I use this paper with charcoal, pastels, conte, and carbon pencil. It is my go to for figure drawings and still lives done in dry media. #sweepstakes
from Hull, MA
Great quality paper at a good price! I've used this for charcoal, pastels, and acrylic!
Perfect delivery, exactly as pictured
By Poole of Thought
from San Francisco, CA
It arrived on time, in a cardboard delivery box, with another box that was tight-fitting to keep the pad protected. No defects were spotted, such as bending, deformation, etc. The pad also arrived in plastic wrap, so that was also a nice touch. The best thing about it i think, was the quality. It feels nice and it looks nice. Nothing beats that.
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By Kelly O
This is gorgeous, sumptuous, and well made paper. The tones are lovely and the size is convenient for taking to class.
Door County Drawing
By Ms. Nizzy
Love the size. There are so many possibilities with the large size.
I will buy this product again!
By M. Carpintor
from Phoenix, AZ
I used each sheet for different projects even used for ink and it work great. I love the softness of it and the tan color of it. :)
Quality at a Good Price
A must for working with soft media (conte, charcoal, pastel).
I've been using this item and I have to share that this product is so easy to handle and make producing great art work easier to work with excellent withstand your abuse and produces awsome pieces when charcoal is applied
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I like this product!
from Yuma, Arizona
I use this product with my Rembrandt pastels. The paper comes in different shades which I find preferable when drawing with pastels.
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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