A drawing paper designed for use with charcoal crayons. Charcoal paper has a porous finish that hold the carbon particles well. It is usually made of high rag content pulp.
Synonyms and Related Terms
drawing paper; papier à fusain (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000