A high quality, heavy paper used for drawing. Drawing paper may be erased without destroying its appearance. Some drawing papers have a high rag content, but most are made from chemically refined pulp. Drawing paper is hard-sized and coated. The surface may either be rough or smooth depending on its intended use for charcoal, pencil, crayon, pastel, or ink drawing.
Synonyms and Related Terms
drafting paper; charcoal paper; sketching paper; papier à dessin (Fr.)
E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 575
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000