Drawing paper

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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.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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)
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • 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