Bristol

Artist Interview - Kevin Hayward

Read our interview with artist Kevin Hayward who creates beautiful wildlife drawings using graphite. 

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The Difference Between Bristol Smooth and Bristol Vellum

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.

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The 2 Meanings of Vellum

The term vellum as it relates to paper can be somewhat confusing because it can refer to two distinct aspects:
1. Vellum as a paper 2. Vellum as a finish

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What is Bristol Paper?

Bristol generally describes a drawing paper that is pasted to form multi-ply sheets. Learn more...

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New Topics in the Strathmore Learning Series!

We recently introduced 3 new Learning Series products! New topics include colored pencil textures, drawing nature in colored pencils, and hand lettering basics. 

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Alphonso Dunn's Pen & Ink Workshop

Alphonso Dunn's free Pen & Ink Workshops are now fully released and available on our YouTube Channel!

In his first video lesson, Alphonso covers the basic aspects of drawing and creating textures with pen and ink. Consistentcy in mark making is an essential foundation skill and is the first area of focus. From there Alphonso covers a few key principles of creating realistic textures and goes over helpful practice exercises.

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Inktober Giveaway!

To celebrate Inktober we're giving away a beautiful prize package of Inktober-inspired goodies! Enter for a chance to win our papers & more!

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Favorite Artwork Created in 2016

We asked artists to show us their favorite piece they created in 2016. Check out some of the amazing artwork that was sent in. 

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Strathmore Holiday Giveaway!

To celebrate the holidays we're giving away a giant assortment of art materials that make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers! Enter for a chance to win our papers and more!

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Amazing Eye Art

Eyes are a popular subject for artists to draw. We've gathered a collection of stunning eye pieces created by a variety of talented artists. 

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Artist Interview - Mark Reep

Mark Reep creates dreamy, atmospheric drawings using charcoal and graphite on our bristol smooth paper. Read our interview with Mark and see his stunning work. 

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Can I Print on Your Art Paper?

We often get asked if our art paper can be run through an inkjet or laser printer. Read on to find out.

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500 Series Bristol Weight - Plies vs. Pounds

Our 500 Series Bristol papers are measured in plies. We often get asked what the equivalent pound weight is. Read on to find out. 

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Sheet Music Art on Bristol Paper

Artist Ursula Doughty uses our 300 Series Bristol Smooth paper for her sheet music art. She prints the music then draws characters on top using colored pencils. 

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Artist Interview - Kim Taggart

We interviewed artist Kim Taggart to get an inside look at her serene graphite and charcoal drawings of the Midwest skies, plains, and rolling hills.

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Featured Artist Ursula Doughty

Ursula Doughty is a talented colored pencil artist who creates a smorgasbord of unique pieces including animal mashups, creative food art, and Disney pieces with a twist.

 

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