Charcoal paper

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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.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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