Following up on my post about the reed pen, laid paper is what Van Gogh used for many of his drawings. The only laid paper that I’ve tried are a “business” paper that is actually found in an office supply store and a sketch paper made by Arches.
Here is a good article on paper:
Laid paper has a screen texture from the process used to make it. Here is a close up:
laid paper texture
(If you google images of laid paper you might get a clearer picture.)
Finch on Southworth paper – micron pen
Finch on Arches paper – reed pen
Both papers were nice to work on, but the pen did glide smoothly on the Southworth paper, a watermarked stationery and there was some drag on the Arches paper.
Southworth, Antique Laid, business paper, 24 lb. – ivory – 25% cotton, watermarked.
Arches Laid Paper – sketch – (Ingres) – 70 lb. – 75% cotton
The Mokie Chronicles – Day 15
Mokie and Cooper,
Under the Tree,
I Love Him and He Loves Me!
… and then there’s Vinnie…..
Mokie and Cooper under the tree – watercolor, ink
The Mokie Chronicles Day 14 – Webinars are fun!
Mokie Webinar – ink, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor
The Mokie Chronicles – Day 13 – Grooming is a necessary evil.
Grooming Day – Before and After – ink and watercolor pencil
The Mokie Chronicles Day 12 – Be creative!
Be Creative – ink, colored pencil and watercolor
The Mokie Chronicles Day 11 – Some days sitting pretty is enough.
Mokie Sits Pretty – ink and watercolor
The Mokie Chronicles Day 10 – Lizards love to play hide and seek!
Hide and Seek – ink and watercolor
The Mokie Chronicles Day 8 – A daily conniption is a great stress reducer!
Mokie’s Daily Conniption
The Mokie Chronicles Day 6 – Communication – Always be the first to say hello!