Recently, I’ve been interested in playing with different types of paper.
I typically use white cardstock for my illustrations, but I wanted to try something new.
For this bullet point review, I tried Canson’s Marker Paper.
-Here are the three things that I liked about this product-
1. Facilitates Blending– The smooth texture made blending a breeze. While the paper was still wet with ink, I was able to blend colors very well. I was also able to use blending solution on the paper to get a faded effect. (See Galaxy Background).
2. Saves Ink– The paper isn’t too absorptive, so it didn’t soak up ink like cardstock usually does.
3. Good For Tracing– I’ve learned that drawing on the marker paper is not the easiest thing to do. As a workaround, you can draw your image on a regular piece of paper and trace it onto the marker paper.
-Here are three things that I did not like about this product-
1. Not Great For Drawing– This paper is definitely not for pencil sketching or drawing. If you make a mistake and try to erase it, you will mess up the paper.
2.Not Great For Layering Multiple Colors-At some points, I thought the paper was too thin. I couldn’t use too many layers without being afraid of ripping the paper. Needless to say, plan out your colors beforehand, because you can’t layer too many colors on top of each other.
2. Somewhat Pricey– It is definitely more expensive than cardstock or regular paper. (About $10 for 50 sheets of paper.)
While I wasn’t blown away, I do like the product overall. I would like to try some of the other art marker papers out there for comparative purposes.
And now for the art… Here are some illustrations that I made on this paper.
So, what kind of paper should I try next?
Let me know in the comments below.
That’s all for now!
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