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05-02-2003, 10:19 AM
Hi experts! My 96 nupastels are on the way. I'm going to use them to practice my drawing. Which paper do you reccommend to use w/ them? Is Canson Mi-Tientes best for practicing; I seem to recall reading that in these threads.

05-02-2003, 01:50 PM
Canson is a very good paper, remember to try both sides, as they differ.

If you really are only practicing, and intend to use lots of sheets just for scribbles, you could actually use sugar paper, which is far cheaper. Then, use your Canson for pictures!

05-02-2003, 05:46 PM
Thanks Jackie. I ordered 10 sheets of Canson, a variety of colors. I've never heard of sugar paper-- I'll have to look into that!

05-02-2003, 07:17 PM
Okay Jackie ... what's "sugar paper" ... will I have a problem with it down here in South Florida with the fire ants????:(


05-02-2003, 07:23 PM
Sugar paper is a cheapy paper, the sort of paper you get in scrap books, and what they dish out in art classes....well they over here :)...but won't take much pastel. Ideal for rough sketch work and working out ideas.

It's sort of a compressed paper fibre, comes in many colours too.