The most popular surface for drawing and sketching is cartridge paper. Cartridge paper obtained its name from being used to wrap gunpowder for cartridges in the early 19th century. This use of course, ceased long ago but the name has become synonymous with any general grade of drawing and sketching paper.
There are many types of cartridge paper available. The most popular papers are often white with a slightly toothed surface and are of a light to medium weight. Internally sized papers can be used quite well for drawing and sketching but a harder, surface sized paper is necessary if a lot of rubbing out and reworking is necessary.
The degree of coarseness or tooth of cartridge paper also has a direct impact on the character of your work and how the final image will appear.
Medium Surface cartridge paper – pads
Winsor & Newton also provide a selection of medium surface gummed and spiral pads that are suitable for a variety of drawing and sketching applications with various media from pencils through to oil pastels and inks.
This range of spiral bound, landscape format pads contains a lightweight field sketch grade paper with an attractive, textural grained surface. Suitable for use with pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, oil pastel and charcoal. The pads each contain 50 sheets and are available in a range of "A" sizes.
These heavier weight gummed cartridge pads feature an attractive, textural grained surface ideal for pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, oil pastel and charcoal. The pads contain 30 sheets and are available in a range of 4 sizes.
This range of spiral bound cartridge pads feature 25 sheets of 150gsm paper. The attractive, textural grained surface is ideal for pencil, coloured pencil, pastels, oil pastel and charcoal. They are available in popular "A" sizes.
This range contains a heavy weight cartridge grade paper with an attractive, textural grained surface. Each pad contains 25 sheets and is available in 4 popular sizes. They are suitable for pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, oil pastel and charcoal. Light washes can be applied without risk of cockling.
|Surface : Texture||Cartridge|
|Surface : Colour||White|
|Binding : Cover||Pad|
|Binding : Aspect||Short|
|Binding : Type||Gummed|
|To use with||Pencil & Drawing|