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Strathmore Artagain sheets are a sturdy, black fiber-enhanced paper, made with 30% post consumer material. They are ideally suited for soft pastels and charcoal. Artagain paper is acid-free, medium weight, and lightly textured.
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A Solid Black
from Seattle, WA
Comments about Strathmore Artagain Drawing Paper:
I use black paper for several projects with my students and the Art again version is my fav. The "black" is really black and retains its pigment for a long time (How long? I have been using it for several years and haven't had a piece loose its color yet.)It is quite sturdy and so I have also used it for printmaking.Blick seems to have stopped carrying it in the 12"x18" size which is unfortunate.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for coloured pencil
I love this paper for coloured pencil particularly if I don't want to add a background. I do equestrian art and portraits and sometimes I just want to focus to be on the subject but I don't like the look of coloured pencil on stark white unfinished backgrounds. More colour selection would be nice but the paper has enough tooth and weight to take on many layers of coloured pencil.
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I love this paper and buying more!!!
I had a bought a pad of this paper long ago and discovered it was gentle on my prismacolor pencils which have soft leads. The coverage was great allowing me to create drawings that look more like I used paint. I purchased this size as I had originally wanted something much bigger than the pad to give myself more room. I really love this paper as I use it for portraits as it's very smooth taken to most pencils well.
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from Spring Green, Wisconsin
Glad to have found large format unbound black drawing paper at a good price!
Versatile paper choice
By Art instructor
from South carolina
Smooth paper, great for graphite. Erases like a charm and surprising accepts charcoal well.
PERFECT DRAWING PAPER
By Tammy G
from Brandon, Mississippi
These drawing papers are some the best I and my students have ever used.Paper simply wonderful with ebony pencil or a charcoal pencil. Pastel/oil pastels work well also.The thickness is perfect for a heavier media. Colors are wonderful as well earthy and neutral perfect compliment to media used.Great product!
By Portraits by Lauren
Paper seems slightly thinner than I thought but the colors are nice shades.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A great product
Exactly what I needed
By Very Pleased
from Kabul, Afghanistan
I used this paper for a several drawings of vintage airplanes I had done for my son's nursery. The paper was very receptive of the pencils that I was using, while being forgiving of the poor choice in easers that I had chosen for the project.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent pastel paper
from Pacific coast
I use this paper for pastel pencils and soft/medium pastels. The paper has a smooth surface that nevertheless grabs pastel wonderfully and can take multiple layers. Not as many as sanded paper, but plenty for my purposes - wildlife and landscapes. The paper can handle lots of reworking. There are some parts of my paintings where I have removed pastel with a terry towel and a kneaded eraser MANY times, then placed new pastel over the area. The paper remains unharmed and accepts the new pastel just fine. It's not possible to remove all of the color from the previous application, but the paper accepts the new pastel so well that it is still possible to correct mistakes or make changes.The weight is really nice - much more substantial than most pastel papers, including the more expensive ones. The only drawback to the extra weight is that I can' trace my sketch onto the darker shades of Artagain using backlighting.The smooth texture allows you to create a velvet soft finish - blends beautifully. Of course, you can create any texture look you want with your pastel technique, too. But if you want "built-in" texture, this paper does not do that. (I like Strathmore's 400 pastel paper with its subtle, natural looking texture for that). Like many pastel supports, the use of a fixative alters the look of the pastel. The highlights tend to disappear after spraying, at least with the darker colored papers. If I do spray, I touch up the highlights and don't re-spray.Overall this paper is a joy to use. I have tried many different supports including making my own with pastel grounds. Between the 400 pastel and Artagain, my pastel support needs are covered at a very reasonable price - quite cheap, really.
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