Tooth of the paper

ImagineFX - - Traditional Artist Workshop -

The grain (tooth) of your paper is very im­por­tant when us­ing coloured pen­cils, just as it is with wa­ter­colours. Rough tooth is when you can see the ridges on the paper more eas­ily. It pro­vides a grip for coloured pen­cils to bind to when lay­er­ing. It also pro­vides a dis­tinc­tive tex­ture to a piece. Smooth tooth is when the ridges are very fine and are harder to see. I find this type pro­vides eas­ier blend­ing with coloured pen­cil work and wa­ter­colour work. It’s also eas­ier for a medium to come off of the paper, though. There are lev­els of tooth in-be­tween as well.

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