Here's one I've completed recently created on Canson “C” à grain 224gsm drawing paper.
This is a superb paper for drawing on and has a very special satin machine finish to it. C a Grain has lots of creative possibilities and I just love it because it is so versatile.
Plenty of drawing are being done on it these days by moi exploring different drawing techniques with brush, line and wash, mixed media, Nitram Charcoal, graphite and so on - often in the same layered expressive work.
Since having the honour of becoming a UK Canson Ambassador a little over a year ago I have been extensively and continually exploring the properties and qualities of Canson's amazing Fine Art papers and i'm delighted to give you a quick report on this one.
C a Grain is one of their best drawing papers for artists today.The paper is smooth but not glass like so you have some texture and a smooth finish on the surface at the same time. Quite unique really!
At first the paper may appear to be a little light (being 224gsm) but in fact the weight of the paper belies its strength - which is exceptional. Of course if you load it with very heavy washes of higher water ratio to pigment repeatedly it will cockle but if this is your approach it can always be stretched easily before hand without adverse effect to the surface quality.