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    Paper media

    Forgive me if a thread on this already exists. I was curious to know if there is any difference in using different paper medias as opposed to just using a regular sketchbook.

    What advantages/disadvantages does moleskin have?

    Same with epson, etc.

    I don't know if it's all preference or if there's more to it than that. Thanks in advance for any replies.


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    It is about the tooth of the paper, some papers are smoother and allow for a much more smooth and even gradation in tones while others with a coarser tooth (texture) do not have as smooth a blend.

    It is also about preference, if you want an ultra smooth satin like blend to your blacks, greys, whites (assuming you are using graphite, charcoal,lead etc) then a much smoother texture is what you want. Moleskins have a very slick, smooth surface enough to the point you can't use some pen as the paper doesn't absorb ink fast enough. For example I can't use my fountain pen in a moleskin and write/draw to quickly or it smears, same for several other pens such as v5 or v7's.

    Also, not every drawing or idea will benefit from smooth versus textured and you have to make that decision on what you tend to draw the most of. Hope this helped you out a bit!

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