Drawings by Supershinobi

Artist Supershinobi uses our 300 Series Bristol paper to create amazing graphite drawings using Staedler Leadholders. Check out this WIP video of Aquaman. In total it took 15 hours to finish.

Here's another WIP video of Supershinobi drawing "The Faun" from Pans Labyrinth:

Bristol generally describes a drawing paper that is pasted to form multi-ply sheets. Bristol sheets provide a stiff, strong surface to work on without the need for mounting. The term Bristol derives from the early days of European papermaking when mills would send their finest papers to Bristol, England to be pasted together.

Bristol papers generally have two types of surfaces: smooth and vellum. 

Smooth surfaces are great for pen & ink, mechanical pencil, airbrush, and markers. There is little to no tooth, making these surfaces great for creating fine lines, detail drawings, or marker drawings. 

Vellum surfaces are great for graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, and crayon. The surface has peaks and valleys which grab dry media such as graphite. More even shading and deeper tones can be achieved on a vellum surface. 

Our Bristol Smooth & Vellum papers are available in sheets, rolls, and multiple pad sizes. Click here to learn more about all the types of Bristol papers we offer.

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