Firstly, your preferred paper type for general drawing with graphite/pencil.

Secondly, a paper brand/weight that you prefer for a gentle wet media, such as water-soluble graphite, or a pen/wash project. 

Thanks a bunch. 

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thanks Melinda for your feedback ... noted

thank you . i think i like to use different papers. hot pressed is lovely and smooth, as are strathmore vellum finishes.

but cold pressedi s fun to use too. i like different textures for drawing but ithink i like smooth (hot pressed) the most.


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