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500 Series Charcoal Paper Pads

by Strathmore

An acid-free, 100% cotton fiber paper that has a traditional laid pattern for precise shading control needed with charcoal and pastels. The raised texture is also suitable for pen, pencil or art crayon. 64 lb., spiral bound, 24 sheets per pad. Pads of assorted tints will include 3 sheets each of 8 colors; colors are randomly selected from among the following 10 shades: fog blue, pottery green, peach glow, cadet blue, golden brown, velvet gray, storm gray, sand, rose gray, and blue gray. White and black not included in assorted tints packs.

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500 Series Charcoal Paper Pads

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Average User Rating: Based on (11 Reviews)

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Kelly M. from New Jersey says:

Very good quality and tones! I love it for pastels and charcoal especially!! Nice tooth and can handle a beat down from your eraser and no tear!

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Rated by: Kelly M. in New Jersey
Very good quality and tones! I love it for pastels and charcoal especially!! Nice tooth and can handle a beat down from your eraser and no tear!
Rated by: edith n. in olympia, WA
great paper to draw on. loved it!
Rated by: Alexandra D. in harrisburg, PA
good product
Rated by: Mary F. in Boston, MA
Wonderful paper, the best I have ever worked with for the charcoal drawings I do. The texture is heaven, you can erase when you need to (as long as you don't rub it into the paper really hard) and it holds the truly black areas well. The only downside, it doesn't come any bigger than this. Hey strathmore, how about 32 x 40 sheets?
Rated by: Kathy C. in Detroit, MI
Good paper for pastels, conte, or charcoal. Would like it to be a little heavier, good color range.
Rated by: Rachel H. in Vidalia, LA
Great paper for charcoal, good buy.
Rated by: Sveta J. in St.Edward, NE
Good job. I have got my order quick. Product has good quality. I will continue to use www.misterart.com
Rated by: Tim W. in Boonville, MO
Fine product for sketching out ideas in pastel. MisterArt had the three different sized pads to me in a flash before a working holiday! Good folks, fine products.
Rated by: Mildred K. in Saddle Brook, NJ
I use these charcoal pads for life drawing. The poses vary from 1 minute to 45 minutes. I tend to work in conté crayon with pastel accents, and the pads fit me fine both in color selections, surface, durability and archival qualities. In other words, the paper is good enough for those sketches that I want to preserve and to frame.
Rated by: M F. in Lakewood, NJ
I found the paper to be of very good quality, however I wish black and white would be included, especially black. The fact that colors are selected randomly 8 out of 10, caused a slight problem when I purchased these for my students; sometimes they did not all have the same shades. For heavier weight paper, I found the Strathmore 300 series Colored Art pad better,(the price is cheaper too!) but those papers are completely random. They are closeouts-whatever they have at the time.
Rated by: Kevyn R. in Hot Springs,, AR
This is one of THE best/affordable papers on the market for charcoal, with just the right amount of "tooth" and a fair assortment of paper tints. My favorite is the wonderful blue-greenish tint that seems to be extremely versitile for any subject. But that's not all! This pad has flesh tones, grays, blues, and browns that I also love. This pad is also exceptionally great for Conte Crayon, pastel,and graphite. When I know that what I will work on is going to be matted and framed, I choose something like this that is archival and looks great year after year....and what a price!

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