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Choose a good paper for painting with a pencil

Choose a good paper for painting with a pencil

Determining the type of pencil and paper is the first step you must take when you decide to draw something using a pencil. To produce a work that is beautiful and has a high aesthetic value, in addition to expertise, the accuracy of the type of paper you use is also very influential. Ideally, professional painters use a type of paper that is commonly used to produce professional work. If you are the type of person who likes to draw with practical and flexible equipment in terms of location, then you also have to adjust the paper size for the paper for copic markers you use.

Paper with A5 size is the smallest. This type of paper is commonly used by a freelance advertiser. Next is A4 paper which is twice as large as A5. This paper is one of the most frequently used papers for printing jobs, magazines, papers, and so on. Above A4 there is A3 which is usually used in picture books. In addition to the above sizes, sketchbooks are also available in F6 size. Because drawing in pencil tends to involve repetitive pressure and scratches, the type of paper needed is paper that is not too thin and strong. Also, you need a type of paper that is not too slippery but also not rough.

A good paper is a paper that can absorb the color of the pencil evenly and is not easy to peel off when removed. You have to be careful because some paper sometimes can’t accentuate the color so you will have difficulty in the shading process, besides, some of the paper is also sometimes not strong so that when you erase the wrong part, the paper particles come off and the image becomes damaged. The fiber in the paper has an important function, and for watercolor paper, fiber from cotton is the best because it makes the paper stronger and not easily torn. Also, the thing to note is the Gelatine layer, which is applied to the surface of the paper. This layer creates a strong bond to the liquid medium that is washed on paper, especially watercolors so that it can bind the pigment well.

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